Rookie Dunta Robinson and Jonathan Wells helped the Houston Texans go back-to-back for the first time in club history.
Robinson had two interceptions and Wells rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown as the Texans won consecutive games for the first time in club history with a 30-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders .
Selected 10th overall in April's draft, Robinson had his best game. The cornerback's first career interception midway through the third quarter set up a field goal and his other pick late in the fourth quarter stymied an Oakland drive.
"It feels like a dream; to come out here against the Oakland Raiders , having watched Jerry Rice all my life and to get two picks," Robinson said.
Robinson was part of a defense that intercepted Kerry Collins three times in the second half. Linebacker Jamie Sharper also returned a fumble by Collins 16 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
"We were real aggressive on defense," Sharper said. "We wanted to be aggressive. We just kept coming at them, and we got an all-around attack today from defense, offense and special teams."
Wells, starting in place of Domanick Davis , carried 26 times. His one-yard TD late in the second quarter gave the Texans a 17-10 lead.
David Carr added a 15-yard TD pass to Andre Johnson 12 seconds into the fourth quarter, giving the Texans (2-2) a 27-17 lead.
"Obviously, we've never done what we did today, win two in a row," Carr said. "It's huge. The focus of our guy, how they came out and played. The intensity we showed in the first half, we kept it up in the second half."
"The most important thing right now is not where we are, but where we're headed," Texans coach Dom Capers said. "Today was an outstanding win."
Carr went 14-of-23 for 228 yards. Johnson had six catches for 105 yards.
Making his first start as a Raider, Collins had an unforgettable game as he went 21-of-38 for 237 yards with three interceptions.
"I forced the ball over trying to make some big plays," Collins said. "My nature is to be aggressive. I just have to play smarter. The Texans came prepared to play today."
"I think he (Collins) got a real good chemistry," Raiders coach Norv Turner said. "He's a very experienced guy. Houston put him in some negative situations. Kerry tried to do a little more than I think he needs to do."
Amos Zereoue rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns for Oakland (2-2).