The Texans offensive line got the job done on Sunday against Chicago.
Houston was victorious by a 24-13 margin, and the line paved the way for a 100-plus yard rusher in Lamar Miller. They also helped the offense control the time of possession for 36:19.
"Overall we did a good job, but we want to be perfectionists," right guard Jeff Allen said.
The offense rang up 129 total rushing yards, as Miller accounted for 106 on 28 carries. Prior to the
Monday Night Football double-header, he was atop the NFL in rushing yards. He was also the only back to crack the 100-yard mark through the first 14 games of Week 1.
"I think they did a great job," Miller said on Monday. "The offensive line, they gave me holes to run through and just to get those tough yards."
The Texans were without left tackle Duane Brown who is still rehabbing a quadriceps injury. He won't suit up in Week 2 either. Regardless, Houston was able to bleed time off the clock late by giving Miller the ball.
"It was more about pounding it and taking time off the clock," head coach Bill O'Brien said of the team's late game offensive strategy. "The offensive line did a good job. It's got to be better though."
The Texans met as a team on Monday, and the players will be off on Tuesday. They'll practice Wednesday through Friday. On Sunday they host the Chiefs at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.
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