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Brock Osweiler plays 3 series in Texans debut

Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller, and DeAndre Hopkins played three series in Sunday's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers, before leaving the game early in the second quarter.

Osweiler was 4-of-7 for 27 yards with no touchdowns, no turnovers and a 65.8 passer rating in his Texans debut.

Miller rushed for 30 yards on four carries, averaging 7.5 yards. Miller's explosiveness was put on display with a 14-yard gain on the first offensive play of the game.

The starting quarterback left the game with 12:59 left in the second quarter, orchestrating two drives into 49ers territory but unable to score. Houston's lone score in the first half came courtesy of the defense, when outside linebacker John Simon returned a fumble for a touchdown to give the Texans an early 7-0 lead.

DeAndre Hopkins, Braxton Miller, and Will Fuller were the starting wide receivers for the Texans. Osweiler's short pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz led to a 12-yard gain, his longest completion on his final series. He also completed passes to Braxton Miller, Fuller, and Jaelen Strong for four, seven, and four yards, respectively. When Tom Savage took over for Osweiler, Miller and Fuller remained in the game.

The Texans starting offensive line consisted of left tackle Chris Clark, left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo, center Greg Mancz, right guard Jeff Allen, and right tackle Kendall Lamm. Houston's o-line had four new players due to prior injuries to starting left and right tackles, Duane Brown and Derek Newton.

See photos as the Texans arrived for Sunday night's preseason opener.

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