Benched in favor of Ryan Moats, Steve Slaton must be wondering if he'll get his starting job back. The previously little-used Moats wasn't in a sharing mood against the Bills. He rushed for 126 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Texans overwhelmed the Bills 31-10.
In not quite 7½ seasons, no Texan had scored three touchdowns in a game, much less the same quarter.
“Ryan took advantage of the situation,” coach Gary Kubiak said, although he demurred when asked if Moats is the new starter. “We'll go to next week. We'll see.”
Moats, signed by the Texans as a free agent before last season after being out of football in 2007 while he rehabbed a broken ankle suffered as a second-year Philadelphia Eagle, received a game ball for his efforts and an invitation to speak to the media from the podium Schaub and receiver Andre Johnson would use.