Cornerback Darryl Morris earned himself a game ball from head coach Bill O'Brien for his performance in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
"He got a game ball," O'Brien said Monday. "He played really well. He played tight coverage. He made plays on the ball. He did a good job in the running game. He was competitive. He's got good speed. He's got good playing strength, so he just needs to keep improving."
The San Antonio native went from practicing with the scout team to playing alongside starters last week with cornerback A.J. Bouye ruled out due to a groin injury.
"I hope to always be playing on scout team, whether I'm a starter or a backup," Morris said. "That's the best reps you get all week going against guys like Andre (Johnson), Hop (DeAndre Hopkins), and Damaris (Johnson). I think that's what really prepared me for this game, really getting a chance to compete against our top guys and then go against their top guys."
Morris had four tackles, one tackle for loss, three passes defensed, in addition to the interception.
Other players earning a game ball after Sunday's game were J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, Shane Lechler, Randy Bullock, Garrett Graham, and Jay Prosch.