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Brock Osweiler razor sharp in win over Cardinals

Brock Osweiler was efficient and productive in Sunday's preseason contest against Arizona.

The Texans quarterback completed 11-of-13 pass attempts for 146 yards, and he connected with rookie receiver Will Fuller for a 26-yard score in the second quarter.

"This offense came out here today, this entire team came out here today and we got better," Osweiler said. "I think if you look at all three of our preseason games thus far, we're constantly improving, we're fixing mistakes and we're getting better each week. That's really what you want to see at this point in time."

Osweiler began his day by directing the Texans' offense 26 yards in five plays, finding Braxton Miller for a 5-yard completion on 3rd-and-8 and then an 18-yarder on 4th-and-3. Lamar Miller plunged in for a 1-yard scoring run on the next play.

"I think I'm very comfortable because of the guys I'm out there on the field with," Osweiler said. "If you look at the receivers I'm able to throw to, those guys are very special, they're all very dynamic, they get open.

He led a 9-play, 49-yard drive on the next possession that chewed 5:35 off the clock. It resulted in a Nick Novak 44-yard field goal that gave Houston a 10-7 advantage. 

"He has improved every day," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's a very easy guy to coach. He's very hardworking. Good communicator. He asks good questions. He studies the night before, comes in the next day and has good questions about the plays that are going in that day."

Osweiler connected with Fuller for a 35-yarder and the 26-yard scoring strike.

Nose tackle Vince Wilfork is mightily impressed by what he's seen from Osweiler since the signal-caller signed with the Texans on March 10.

"From day one he's been a pro," Wilfork said. "He came in as a pro. He came in as a leader. You can just see the way he carries himself, the way he practices. He's continuing to get better.

Osweiler has 297 passing yards this preseason, and completed 27-of-39 attempts. He tossed a combined two touchdowns and one interception in the first three games.


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