Kerry Collins displayed the type of chemistry with Doug Gabriel that the Oakland Raiders hope he will have with Randy Moss and Jerry Porter .
Collins completed 14-of-18 passes for 191 yards and hooked up with Gabriel for a pair of touchdowns as the Raiders dropped a 19-17 exhibition contest to the Houston Texans .
Moss, who was acquired in March in a blockbuster trade with Minnesota, played limited snaps, catching two passes for 23 yards. Porter, who is expected to combine with Moss to form one of the league's most athletic receiving duos, did not see action due to a hamstring injury.
However, Gabriel more than picked up the slack. The third-year wideout caught four passes for 89 yards, including a leaping four-yard touchdown grab to open the scoring and a 70-yard strike on a perfectly thrown deep ball from Collins to give Oakland a 14-7 lead.
The Raiders (0-2) also received an impressive performance from running back LaMont Jordan , who was signed to a lucrative free agent contract in the offseason. The former New York Jet had nine carries for 62 yards and also caught two passes for 20 yards.
Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski made a 39-yard field goal in the first half but missed from 52 and 49 yards in the second half.
Houston's Kris Brown drilled three field goals in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning boot from 46 yards with eight seconds left.
Texans quarterback David Carr completed 6-of-8 passes for 43 yards and a touchdown. Domanick Davis rushed six times for 22 yards.
Cornerback Phillip Buchanon , who was acquired by Houston (1-1) in an offseason deal with Oakland, finished with four tackles.