Texans Outslug Panthers In Carolina Home Opener

Charlotte - Former ECU Fullback Vonta Leach caught a career best 5 balls for 29 yards as the Houston Texans outscored the Carolina Panthers 34-21 at Bank of America Stadium Sunday. It's the 4th straight home opener the Panthers have lost.
Andre Johnson caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Texans. Carolina's Steve Smith had a monster game hauling in 8 catches for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Three second half turnovers would be too much for the Panthers to overcome as they fall to 1-2 on the season. Houston is now 2-0.