HOUSTON — Andre Johnson is not a talker. So when Houston's star receiver stood up and addressed his team on the importance of this season in their meeting Saturday night, the Texans took notice.
And, on Sunday, with Johnson's words fresh in their minds, Houston took advantage of four turnovers to get a 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins in rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill's NFL debut.
Of course, Houston's most veteran player contributed more than just his motivational speech, finishing with 119 yards receiving and a touchdown for his 39th career 100-yard game.
Arian Foster added two scores to help the Texans get off to a solid start in a season they hope will end in the Super Bowl.
Tannehill, the eighth overall pick in this year's draft, threw three interceptions in less than six minutes in the second quarter and the Texans made him pay for each of them.
“Anytime you turn the ball over, you can't be happy with yourself, regardless of how they happened,” Tannehill said. “It's not good. You can't turn the ball over. You put your defense in a bad situation and ultimately it led to a lot of points for them.”
Miami's fourth straight turnover came on the first play of its next drive when Glover Quin forced a fumble by Daniel Thomas.