Texans open season with win over Bears

HOUSTON - After a perfect preseason, the Houston Texans kept their winning ways by taking the season opener by beating the Chicago Bears 23-14.

Texans fans had plenty to be excited about on Sunday. J.J. Watt was back in uniform and in the starting lineup.

The Texans flashed some nice additions on offense as Lamar Miller rushed for 106 yards in his debut while quarterback Brock Osweiler won his debut passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Top pick, Will Fuller showed flashes of brilliance even as he dropped a couple of passes as the rookie hauled in five receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.

It was not all good news for the Texans though as star linebacker Brian Cushing left the game early with an apparent knee injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien had this to say about the injury, “Any time you lose, basically, the heart and soul of your team – Brian is a heart and soul-type of player. I’m not sure how long he’ll be out. We’ll find out tomorrow. But hopefully he’ll be back at some point. Max (Bullough) is a very bright player, B-Mac (Benardrick McKinney). Those guys are good football players. We feel like we’ve built depth there, and it’s next man up. That’s the National Football League. Sometimes injuries happen. It’s a tough, tough game and the next guy has to step up.”

Next up for the Texans are the Kansas City Chiefs. That's next Sunday at NRG Stadium.