Are the Texans the team that started last season with 11 victories in their first 12 games or the team that finished it with three losses in their last four games?

Your guess is as good as mine.

It looked like the latter in the season opener Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium then the former as they rallied from 21 points behind to win 31-28 on a 41-yard Randy Bullock field goal.

To say the Texans didn't get off to a good start is an understatement.

A Matt Schaub pass was deflected and intercepted on the first play after the opening kickoff. Quarterback Philip Rivers threw a 14-yard touchdown pass the first of four for the night on the next play for a 7-0 lead a mere 15 seconds into the game. It was the quickest the Chargers have scored an offensive touchdown in their history.

With 10:42 remaining in the third quarter the Chargers led 28-7. Considering it was closing in on the midnight hour no one would have blamed Texans fans watching on television for going to sleep.

Their team seemed to have done so.

But on their way to an improbable loss to a team that hasn't made the playoffs the last three seasons and is predicted by no one to make them this season the Texans scored an improbable victory.