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Texans beat Falcons for sixth straight win, 17-10

Houston coach Gary Kubiak would've told anyone who asked that the Texans were going to be fine with rookie T.J. Yates playing quarterback.He was right.Yates threw a touchdown pass in his first NFL start, Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards and Houston overcame another injury to Andre Johnson to beat Atlanta 17-10 on Sunday.The Texans (9-3) have won a franchise-record six straight games, a remarkable feat considering they're down to their third-string quarterback and have played many of their games without their star receiver.The Falcons (7-5) sputtered offensively most of the game in losing for the second time in seven games. Houston's top-ranked defense knocked down two passes by Matt Ryan in the end zone in the closing seconds.Kubiak couldn't bear to watch the final play, turning his back and walking down the sideline. When the ball hit the turf and the crowd cheered, general manager Rick Smith told Kubiak what happened and patted him on the back."It's a great win," Kubiak said, "becau...

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