Raiders Stuffed by Houston in 29-6 Loss

Raiders held without TD for second straight game

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    Oakland Raiders running back Justin Fargas (25) is held by Houston Texans defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina (92) as Raiders' Trevor Scott, right, hangs on during the second quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The problems that have plagued the Houston Texans were nowhere to be found on Sunday. Playing against the Raiders can do that for a team. Oakland did not score a touchdown for the second straight game and don't have an offensive answer to be found.

    The Raiders (1-3) continued to struggle, with JaMarcus Russell completing 12 of 33 passes for 128 yards and Darren McFadden finishing with six carries for minus-3 yards rushing.

    Steve Slaton scored two touchdowns, Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff for a score and the Texans beat the Raiders 29-6 Sunday.

    The Texans (2-2) finally found their running game and figured out a way to shut down someone else’s as Houston’s NFL-worst defense held the Raiders to 45 yards rushing. The Texans were allowing 205 yards rushing entering the game.

    Houston also forced three turnovers and got its first safety in almost seven years.