Davis Mills was back in action at quarterback.
In the second half of Sunday's 31-0 loss to the Colts inside NRG Stadium, the rookie signal-caller came on with 3:50 remaining in the third quarter. Because starter Tyrod Taylor had a wrist injury and couldn't grip the ball, he was pulled by Head Coach David Culley.
Mills entered, completed 6-of-14 passes for 49 yards, and was sacked twice. He'd not played since a Halloween Day loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8. While he wasn't able to get the Texans into the end zone against Indianapolis, Mills explained how he's grown.
"I think as a quarterback now I'm a better player than I was earlier in the season," Mills said. "I know more of the offense now, being in it for longer. The comfort builds as you get more playing experience out there."
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Center Justin Britt noticed some of that growth from the first-year quarterback.
"You can tell it in his eyes, his belief in himself and the offense," Britt said. "His job. What he's got to do. He's more comfortable, more poised. That just speaks volumes to who he is, how he prepares. He did all he could to try and get us into the end zone."
Even if Taylor is healthy enough to play next Sunday at home against the Seahawks, Culley has yet to decide who will be under center in Week 14.
"We're just going to look at the whole situation," Culley said. "I've got to look at the video just to see exactly what happened. I've got to look at Tyrod through the times that he was in there. Then look at Davis while he was in there, and just see where we need to go from there."
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In Week 13, Texans players wore custom-designed cleats in support of causes and organizations important to them.