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Miller rushed just eight times for 20 yards and caught only one of three targets for four yards Sunday in Minnesota.
Miller's workload was limited with Houston falling behind 24-0 midway through the second quarter. The team's leading rusher in this one was actually backup Alfred Blue, who turned six carries into 39 yards. Blue should still be largely a non-factor in competitive games, meaning Miller's 23-carry per game average heading into this one should be more indicative of his workload moving forward. The former Dolphins running back is still looking for his first touchdown with the Texans, though.
Miller rushed 19 times for 82 yards, and caught all three of his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Titans.
Miller still hasn't found the end zone, but has at least 97 yards from scrimmage in each of his first four games with the Texans. He has touched the ball north of 20 times in every contest, and it's hard to imagine the former Dolphins running back failing to find the end zone much longer if that persists. Miller will have a tough matchup next week against the Vikings, though.
Miller gained 80 yards on 21 carries and secured four of five targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 27-0 loss to the Patriots.
The flow of the game certainly didn't help Miller's cause and he had only seven carries early in the third quarter, but had managed a solid workload by night's end. He was also spelled by Jonathan Grimes on an early fourth-quarter drive as he appeared to have his knee examined on the sideline, but returned to the contest on the next offensive possession. Miller now has over 20 carries in his first three games in a Texans uniform, and head coach Bill O'Brien appears committed to keeping him involved for all four quarters regardless of the score, certainly an encouraging sign for a back that was often inexplicably capped at around the 15-carry mark during his years in Miami. Miller figures to be back to even heavier usage in a Week 4 contest against a vulnerable Titans defense.
When he was with the Dolphins, Miller did not carry a heavy load and had a reputation for wearing down in the second half, but that was not the case in Week 2. Miller had 25 carries Sunday and gained more than half of his yards in the fourth quarter. Through two games, he has 53 carries, second only to Pittsburgh's DeAngelo Williams (58).
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