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Lamar Miller rolls again in win over Dolphins

Lamar Miller picked up where he left off last Sunday.

The Texans running back gained 133 yards on 18 carries in the win over Miami at NRG Stadium, and found the end zone for Houston's first score of the game.

"It's not a bad day," Miller said. "I think the offensive line did a great job. Me, I was just trying to make plays when my number was called."

It was the second straight week Miller's gone for 100 yards or more, and it's the first time he's done that as a Houston Texan. Arian Foster was the last back to do so in franchise history, when he accomplished that in the 2014 season.

"The big thing was the offensive line and the running game," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We ran the ball for almost 190 yards. If you can do that, then that opens so many things for you."

Miller keyed Houston's first quarter touchdown drive, carrying the ball six times for 33 yards, including the 2-yard touchdown run.

On 3rd-and-goal at the Miami 2-yard line, Miller rammed it in behind right guard Greg Mancz for the score.

It was his second touchdown in as many weeks, and he had runs of four, seven, two, 19 and minus one on that possession.

Deshaun Watson started the drive with a pass for six yards to DeAndre Hopkins, and he also found Will Fuller for a gain of 34 yards on 3rd-and-1 at the Dolphins 44 yard line.

"Lamar's doing a great job," Watson said. "He's just now getting started. Getting rolling. He's going to continue to progress."

On the first two plays from scrimmage in the third quarter, Miller went for an eight yard gain to the right side, and then galloped 58 yards up the middle and to the right. It gave the Texans a 1st-and-goal at the Miami 9-yard line, and Watson would eventually find tight end Jordan Thomas for a 2-yard score on 4th-and-goal. Miller wanted it all, though, on the 58-yarder.

"I'm upset," Miller said. "I should've scored on that long one."

He and the Texans are now off until a week from Sunday, when they face the Broncos in Denver.

Prepped and ready to go. The Houston Texans are ready to take on the Miami Dolphins for Thursday Night Football.

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