The Houston Texans were without 16 active roster players, including 10 starters, due to COVID-19 during Sunday's 41-29 win against the Los Angeles Chargers. Many watched from home and shared their reactions via social media.
Rookie QB Davis Mills earned his second consecutive win, completing 21-of-27 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 130.6 passer rating. He also earned himself a new nickname:
On the ground, the Texans finished with 189 rushing yards, the team's highest total since Week 9 of the 2019 season. Rex Burkhead rushed for a career-high 149 yards on 22 carries and tied his career-high with two rushing touchdowns and a fire emoji.
The defense came up with three takeaways, two from Jonathan Owens and a pick-six from Tavierre Thomas. For Owens, the interception and fumble recovery were both career firsts, while Thomas scored his first touchdown.
Whether they were sidelined at home or playing in the game, Texans players shared their emotions on Twitter after the win.
And is the Texans current sack leader giving us a hint for Week 17?
With the win, the Texans improve to 4-11 on the season and travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers in Week 17.
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