EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The Houston Texans maintained their perfect start to the NFL season with a 23-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday.
The Texans joined the Atlanta Falcons as the only teams to win their first five games of the campaign by handing the injury-plagued Jets their third loss of the season.
The Texans scored two touchdowns, the first by tight end Owen Daniels on the opening drive of the game then the second by running back Arian Foster in the second quarter.
Foster rushed for 152 yards while Houston quarterback Matt Schaub was 14-of-28 for 209 yards.
The Jets (2-3) never led in the game, although they tied the score at 7-7 when tight end Jeff Cumberland scored a touchdown in the first quarter but conceded 13 unanswered points before Joe McKnight scored off a 100-yard kickoff return in the third.
New York quarterback Mark Sanchez was 14-of-31, marking the fourth week in a row his completion rate has dipped below 50 percent.
(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by John O'Brien)
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