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Davis Mills starts off hot, vows to "keep moving forward" after loss

Davis Mills completed his first 14 passes on Sunday against the Seahawks.

The Texans rookie quarterback liked his start but ultimately wasn't happy with the end result in his team's 33-13 defeat. Mills wants the success to last later through contests in the weeks to come.

"We started off hot," Mills said. "Able to build some momentum up early in the first half. Just got to be able to sustain that throughout the game."

Mills finished with 331 passing yards and completed 67 percent of his 49 pass attempts. He was sacked twice but didn't turn the ball over.

"He took care of the ball," Head Coach David Culley said. "That's what he's supposed to do. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get the ball in the end zone in the second half, and that's what we've got to do better. Not just him, but our entire offense has got to be able to do that. We haven't been able to do that consistently."

Brandin Cooks was Mills' favorite target, as the veteran receiver caught a team-high eight passes for 101 yards. Cooks was impressed with Mills' ability to capitalize on the short passing game.

"Not forcing things," Cooks said. "Taking those check-downs when the big play's not there. That's vet status right there. When you can do that as a young guy, and you show that to your team, I think he's grown tremendously in that aspect."

Mills hasn't been on the field yet for a Texans win. He explained what he needs to keep doing to make that a reality.

"I've just got to continue to learn and just build experience from all the looks that I see out there from the defenses," Mills said. "Just keep moving forward."

The young signal-caller completed a pass to 10 different pass-catchers.

He and the Texans will face the Jaguars in Jacksonville next Sunday at noon CT.

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