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Lamar Miller runs for 100 yds, 1 TD in win over Jags

Lamar Miller hit the century mark in Sunday's win at Jacksonville.

For the first time since Week 16 of the 2016 season, he gained 100 yards on the ground. He finished with an even 100, needing 22 carries to get there. He also ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter, giving the Texans a 13-0 advantage.

"I give all the credit to the offensive line," Miller said. "I was just trying to be decisive. They got movement, and I saw the crease."

The scoring run was the 10th play of the drive, which lasted 4:55 and went 60 yards.

It was the team's second trip to the red zone on the day, and at that point in the game, Houston had gained 93 ground yards on 17 carries. For Miller, it was his 11th carry of the afternoon, and he had 66 rushing yards.

On the drive, Miller carried the ball five times for 29 yards. Deshaun Watson also had completions of nine yards to DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, V for 15 yards. Alfred Blue chipped in with a seven-yard gain as well.

"I think we did good," Miller said of the offense. "We still have to make some corrections. In the first half, we were getting in a rhythm, moving the ball."

Miller and running back Alfred Blue teamed up with quarterback Deshaun Watson to tally up 141 rushing yards on the day. That ability to ground out yardage helped give Watson and company a bit of breathing room in the passing game.

"He did a good job on running the ball—him and Blue, and the O-line did a great job of creating those holes so he could get to the second level," Watson said.

Head coach Bill O'Brien agreed, and also pointed out how impressive it was to do it against the Jacksonville defense. 

"We gained yards in the running game against a very, very tough defense," O'Brien said. "It's a Top 5 defense in this League."

For Miller, it was his first rushing touchdown of the season, and the 28th of his career. It was his eighth rushing score as a Texan, which pushed him past David Carr into seventh-place in team history.

The Texans are prepped and ready to take on the Jaguars.

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