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Texans fall 44-26 in Miami

The Texans fell 44-26 to the Miami Dolphins after trailing by as many as 41 points.

Despite scoring four touchdowns and holding the Dolphins to just a field goal in the second half, it wasn't enough to keep the Texans' undefeated streak against Miami intact.

Arian Foster finished the game with 59 yards rushing, 66 yards receiving, a pair of touchdowns both through the air and on the ground. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an Achilles injury and did not return.

Brian Hoyer completed 23-of-49 passes for 273 yards, throwing for three touchdowns and one interception. Nate Washington, who returned to the lineup after being inactive for Weeks 5 and 6 with a hamstring injury, led the receivers with nine catches for 127 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

The Dolphins scored six unanswered touchdowns against Houston. Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes, two to Jarvis Landry, in the first quarter alone.

The Texans didn't fare much better in the second quarter. Dolphins running back Lamar Miller added a pair of a touchdowns and the Miami defense converted its first turnover into points. On Houston's first offensive series of the second quarter, Hoyer's pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz bounced out of his hands and into the hands of safety Reshad Jones, who returned it 23 yards for score.

After halftime, the Texans picked up their first takeway of the game. Defensive tackle Brandon Dunn forced a fumble on Dolphins running back Damien Williams. Johnathan Joseph recovered and the Texans took over at the Miami 31-yard line. Four plays later, Hoyer connected with Foster in the endzone on a seven-yard touchdown pass. Nick Novak missed the extra point attempt, but Houston was on the scoreboard 41-6 with 8:28 left in the third quarter.

Foster rushed for the team's second touchdown of the day after an eight-play, 82-yard scoring drive. The two-yard run was his first rushing score of the 2015 season. Houston chipped away at the deficit, down 41-13 with 1:45 left in the third quarter.

Miami's lone score was a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter while Nate Washington added two more touchdowns for Houston, on a 27-yard pass and a 5-yarder.

Jadeveon Clowney recorded the first sack of his career in the second quarter, while J.J. Watt sacked Tannehill twice.

The Texans fall to 2-5 on the season and will host the Tennessee Titans in Week 8.

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