Josh Wilson's interception return lifts Baltimore to overtime victory over Houston | NFL roundup
Ex-Seahawk Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime, lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night.
HOUSTON — Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub's pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in overtime, lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night.
The Ravens acquired Wilson in a trade with the Seahawks in August.
Baltimore (9-4) stayed one game behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North despite wasting a 28-7 lead in the second half.
Schaub threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson and a two-point conversion to Jacoby Jones with 21 seconds left in regulation for the Texans (5-8), who have lost six of their last seven games.
Baltimore lost fourth-quarter leads in each of its four losses and had to punt after its lone offensive series of overtime. Houston started from its 12, and Schaub was trying to connect with Jones on second down when Wilson picked off the pass.
"I still kind of can't believe that really happened," Wilson said. "I was just saying 'Catch the ball, catch the ball, catch the ball,' and game over."
Schaub said, "I didn't make a play."
The Ravens seemed to have the game in hand when rookie David Reed returned the second-half kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown.
Houston's last two touchdown drives covered 99 and 95 yards.
Giants beat Vikings
DETROIT — The New York Giants took advantage of Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre standing on the sideline as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw had long runs in a 21-3 victory over the Vikings.
Favre's league-record streak of 297 starts ended because of injuries in a game moved from Minneapolis because the Metrodome roof collapsed under snow early Sunday. Most fans got in for free and the attendance at Ford Field was 45,910.
The Giants (9-4) sacked Favre replacement Tarvaris Jackson four times, temporarily knocking him out of the game late in the third quarter.
New York is tied for first with Philadelphia in the NFC East. The Giants host the Eagles on Sunday.
Jacobs rushed for a season-high 116 yards, including a 73-yard run, and Bradshaw had 103 yards, including a 48-yard TD.
The Vikings (5-8), who Favre led to last season's NFL Championship Game, cannot make the playoffs.