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Power Of Two
TIM LAYDEN
September 24, 2007
It's a whole new ball game in Houston, where the pass-catch combo of Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson is turning the Texans into a team to reckon with
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September 24, 2007

Power Of Two

It's a whole new ball game in Houston, where the pass-catch combo of Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson is turning the Texans into a team to reckon with

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Fifteen feet away Schaub sat in a corner, grinding through a series of radio interviews as producers handed him cellphones and BlackBerries. He has prepared for this role too, the Face of the Franchise. "I studied what Mike went through with the media and the public [pre-dogfighting]," says Schaub. "I saw good things, and I saw bad things. I imagined how things should be done when I was in that role. One thing I know for sure: If you win, you've got to come back and prove it again next week."

Leaving now, pulling a rolling suitcase behind him, playing his role. For three years Schaub waited to call an NFL team his own. Now that team is unbeaten in two games, demanding respect. "What am I doing with that?" he asks. "Looking for number three."

Wideouts Gone Wild

Young and old, established and just hitting their stride, NFL receivers are off to a fast start. Of the league's top 10 in receiving yards, nine—including Houston's Andre Johnson—have established career highs for yardage through the first two games of a season. Here's how the 2007 numbers compare with previous bests for those eight.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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