Jacksonville, FL – Rookie T.J Yates came in for an injured 13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Making his first start since 2009, Leinart completed 10-of-13 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown before leaving in the first half with a shoulder injury. Yates connected on 8-of-15 passes for 70 yards in relief.
Starter Matt Schaub was placed on injured reserve earlier this week due to a foot injury.
Arian Foster carried the ball 22 times for 65 yards and a touchdown for the AFC South-leading Texans (8-3), who have won five in a row.
Andre Johnson, who missed the last six games with a hamstring injury, caught just two passes for 22 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew carried the ball 18 times for 99 yards in defeat.