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Texans say run game must improve

Brock Osweiler said he has to be more consistent.

Echoing the words of their quarterback, other members of the Texans said they need to strive for the same thing in the run game.

"We've got to do a better job of running the football," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "I think at times we've run the football pretty well, but it's not been consistent enough."

The Texans run game, excluding scrambles by Osweiler, has averaged 3.7 yards per carry. Running back Lamar Miller has gained 371 yards on 101 carries. He too, said the 'c' word is key.

"We just have to be consistent starting with me being more decisive running the ball and just trusting my offensive linemen, so they can get to the right guys," Miller said. "We just have to feed off of each other and make plays."

Left tackle Duane Brown, who saw his first bit of game action on Sunday after missing the first four contests of the season with a quad injury, said the offensive line has to change some things for the run game to improve.

"For one, on the running game, just communicating and being in sync with the backs, finishing plays better," Brown said.

Miller and the Texans face an Indianapolis squad Sunday at NRG Stadium that's allowed 4.57 yards per rush. Only four teams in the NFL allow more per carry, and the Colts have also given up 109.6 yards per game.


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