Lamar Miller shines despite loss

Lamar Miller carried the ground game in Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City.

With no Alfred Blue or Jonathan Grimes, Miller was a workhorse with 24 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also had two catches for nine yards.

Miller nearly had two touchdowns, his first trip to the endzone was overturned and ruled out of bounds at the one-yard line.

"I got a find a way to finish," Miller said after the game. "This is the second week now that I've been ruled out of bounds today and last time at the one-yard line."

With that 33-yard run, Miller set up rookie Braxton Miller's first NFL touchdown reception on the same second-quarter drive just a few plays later. Early in the third quarter, Miller would score on a one-yard touchdown run.

"I think the offensive line, they've been doing a great job to just get movement up front," Miller said. "I give all the credit to them. They are making my job easy over the past couple of weeks and we just got to keep moving forward and try to build off this game and make some corrections." 

The Texans starting running back earned high praise from quarterback Brock Osweiler following his performance at Estadio Azteca.

"I can't say enough about Lamar," Osweiler said. "Lamar is a stud, he's a beast. There is unlimited words for Lamar. You know, he played extremely hard tonight, just like he does every single week. Lamar, not only is he talented in the running game, also in the pass game and also in pass protection. That's something that probably isn't talked about enough so Lamar is a tremendous player. He's a great teammate, and he had another heck of a game."

Texans fans showed up to watch their favorite team take on the Raiders in Mexico City.

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