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  • Texans' Chris Conley: No catches in loss

    Conley failed to bring in his only target in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    The veteran disappointingly failed to get on the stat sheet despite the Texans playing short-handed at the receiver position with Danny Amendola (thigh) inactive. Through three games with his new squad, Conley has brought in three of five targets for 40 yards on the heels of back-to-back 40-reception seasons in Jacksonville over the last two campaigns. Given his past body of work, Conley's role should grow at least somewhat in coming games, and he'll look to make a bigger contribution in a Week 4 road clash with the Bills a week from Sunday.

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  • Texans' Jordan Akins: Tallies four catches in loss

    Akins brought in four of five targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    The fourth-year tight end came into the game with just one reception for 17 yards through the first pair of contests, but Akins end up tied for second in catches with Anthony Miller on the Texans for the night. The Central Florida product was a safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, and given that the third-round pick is likely to continue operating a more conservative offense than veteran Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) would, Akins could be busy again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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  • Texans' Anthony Miller: Finds end zone in loss

    Miller secured four of six targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    Miller's one-yard touchdown reception on a quick slant in the second quarter was the highlight of the contest for the Davis Mills-led Texans offense. The 2018 second-round pick was seeing his first action of the season due to Danny Amendola's (thigh) absence, and Miller finished tied with Jordan Akins for second-most catches on the team for the night. It remains to be seen if Miller, a healthy scratch over the first two games of the season, will be able to garner active status in Week 4 against the Bills.

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  • Texans' Phillip Lindsay: Thoroughly inefficient in loss

    Lindsay rushed seven times for five yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday.

    Lindsay actually paced the backfield in carries, but as his final line demonstrates, he did absolutely nothing with the opportunities. The seven totes represented Lindsay's second-highest total in that category through three games, and despite garnering one more attempt than backfield mate Mark Ingram against Carolina, the latter is still likely to pace the position group in a Week 4 road battle versus the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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  • Texans' David Johnson: Minimal role in Week 3 loss

    Johnson rushed twice for 11 yards and did not draw a target in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    Johnson's modest role on the ground continued Thursday, and this time, he wasn't able to prop up his final numbers with some work in the passing game. The veteran back looks likely to be relegated to a primary pass-catching role in most contests, especially with backfield mates Mark Ingram and Phillip Lindsay outpacing him by four and five carries, respectively, Thursday.

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  • Texans' Mark Ingram: Abbreviated workload in Week 3

    Ingram rushed six times for 21 yards and secured his only target for minus-1 yard in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    Ingram's rushing yardage tally did pace the Texans on the night, but given how lackluster a game it was for the ground attack, that's faint praise. The veteran would appear to have clear possession of the lead-back role at the moment -- Phillip Lindsay logged one more carry Thursday yet averaged under 1.0 yard per tote -- but he could certainly find running room at a premium again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3 due to rookie quarterback Davis Mills not presenting himself as an imposing threat to a talented Buffalo defense.

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  • Texans' Davis Mills: Holds his own in Week 3 loss

    Mills completed 19 of 28 passes for 168 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night. He also rushed once for no gain and recovered a fumble.

    Making his first NFL start on a short week against a defense that was ranked No. 1 on a yards-per-game basis against both the run and pass, Mills turned in an admirable albeit pedestrian fantasy performance. Mills took four sacks and nine hits overall as Carolina's defense pinned its ears back frequently in the second half, but he demonstrated plenty of intestinal fortitude. He also displayed good rapport with the trio of Brandin Cooks, Jordan Akins and Anthony Miller in particular, hitting the latter for his one touchdown pass of the night. With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on injured reserve, Mills projects to be under center again in a Week 4 road battle against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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  • Texans' Brandin Cooks: Excels with rookie QB

    Cooks secured nine of 11 targets for 112 yards and rushed once for five yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

    The speedy veteran continued the fast start to his season, seemingly undeterred by the fact he was playing with a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start in Davis Mills. Cooks comfortably paced the Texans in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on a night when Mills turned to him often after the two had also connected for a two-yard touchdown in Week 2 against the Browns. Cooks now boasts 23 receptions for 322 yards and Sunday's touchdown grab over three games, and he should therefore be primed for plenty of work in a Week 4 road battle against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

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  • Texans' Kamu Grugier-Hill: Not playing Week 3

    Grugier-Hill (knee) is inactive for Thursday's game versus the Panthers.

    After appearing on Monday's practice estimate as limited with a knee injury, Grugier-Hill didn't make it onto the field at all Tuesday and Wednesday, which may have swayed the Texans' decision to keep him in street clothes on a short week. Look for Joe Thomas to take on a larger share of LB snaps in Grugier-Hill's absence.

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  • Texans' Justin Reid: Sidelined Thursday

    Reid (knee) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Panthers.

    Reid emerged from Week 2 with a knee injury, which didn't allow him to practice Tuesday or Wednesday. The short week may have played a part in the Texans' decision to scratch Reid, but his absence likely will allow fellow safety Lonnie Johnson to step into the starting lineup next to Eric Murray.

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  • Texans' Anthony Miller: Suiting up Thursday

    Miller is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers.

    With Danny Amendola (thigh) sidelined, there's an opportunity for Miller to earn snaps in the slot in his first action for the Texans. Miller has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, but he'll also be on the receiving end of passes from third-round rookie Davis Mills, so it remains to be seen what kind of chemistry the two may have.

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  • Texans' Jeff Driskel: Added to active roster

    Driskel has been officially elevated to the Texans' active roster from the team's practice squad.

    With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on IR and Deshaun Watson (not injury-related) set to be inactive, rookie QB Davis Mills is slated to start Thursday night's game against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Driskel will serve as the team's No. 2 signal-caller for the contest.

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  • Texans' Chris Moore: Promoted before TNF

    Moore was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Panthers.

    If he's active, Moore will work as a depth target for rookie quarterback Davis Mills in Mills' first NFL start. Moore has 61 games of NFL experience under his belt, all with Baltimore. The 28-year-old wide receiver totaled 47 catches for 511 yards and four touchdowns over the course of five seasons with the Ravens.

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  • Texans' Joey Slye: Signed to Houston's roster

    The Texans signed Slye to their 53-man roster ahead of Thursday's game against the Panthers.

    Houston elevated Slye to the 53-man roster for the third time this season Wednesday, but his signing Thursday suggests he won't be immediately sent back to the practice squad following the matchup with Carolina. Even so, whether Slye remains Houston's kicker for the Week 4 game in Buffalo may hinge on the health of Ka'imi Fairbairn (leg). After opening the season on injured reserve, Fairbairn is first eligible to return Week 4, though it's unclear if he's made enough progress in his recovery at this point to take back kicking duties for Houston.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 94.7
(22nd)
228.7
(25th)
314.7
(23rd)
Def. 116.3
(17th)
283.0
(21st)
385.7
(20th)

Injuries

Player Injury
D. Watson QB Deshaun Watson QB Coach's Decision
T. Taylor QB Tyrod Taylor QB Hamstring
J. Reid SS Justin Reid SS Knee
N. Collins WR Nico Collins WR Shoulder
K. Fairbairn K Ka'imi Fairbairn K Leg

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