Mercilus had four tackles, including three for a loss, and two quarterback hits in the Texans' 21-13 loss to the Chargers in Week 12.

Mercilus and the rest of the defense were firm against the Chargers' ground attack, limiting them to 67 yards and holding Melvin Gordon to 70 yards on 17 carries. He usually makes headlines for his ability to get to the quarterback, but Mercilus was instrumental in shutting down the run Sunday.

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