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Lamar Miller leads rushing attack with another 100-yarder

Lamar Miller passed the century mark. Again.

In four of the Texans last six games, Miller has rushed for over 100 yards. In Sunday’s 29-13 win against the Browns, the seven-year veteran running back had 19 carries for 103 yards, averaging 5.42 yards per carry, and became the only AFC player to record four 100-yard performances in 2018.

“He's a very hard-working professional player,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “Same guy every day. Not an inconsistent guy. Very, very much the same guy every day. And our line is doing a good job. And he and Alfred Blue are doing a decent job. It has to continue, though. It has to continue.”

Despite losing two starters to injuries during the game, the Texans offensive line paved the way for 187 yards rushing in the Week 13 win. Kendall Lamm was evaluated for a concussion while Zach Fulton exited with a hand injury. Martinas Rankin and Greg Mancz entered the game for Lamm and Fulton, respectively. Alfred Blue ran for 54 yards on 13 carries while Deshaun Watson added 30 yards on seven attempts.

“We had confidence in all those guys,” Miller said of the offensive line. “I think all those guys do a great job during practice. They have a great coach in (Mike) Devlin. He gets them prepared and us, as running backs, we trust those guys to do their jobs and we’re just trying to be decisive to get positive plays and keep the chains moving in any way that’s possible.”

Through 11 games this season, Miller has rushed for 876 yards, averaging 4.98 yards per carry, and three touchdowns. He has also has caught 18 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. Miller currently owns the second-most rushing yards in the NFL since 2014 with 4,808, trailing only Bills RB LeSean McCoy.

The Texans are now 9-3 on the season and will next host the (6-6) Indianapolis Colts in Week 14.

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