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Tyrod Taylor to remain starting QB after Bye Week

In his first game off the Reserve/Injured list, Tyrod Taylor threw an uncharacteristic three interceptions in the Texans 17-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

On Monday, Head Coach David Culley said Taylor will remain the starter when the team returns off the Week 10 Bye.

"I expect him to be much, much better," Culley said. "I expect him to be the same Tyrod that he's been through his career."

Taylor, who had not thrown an interception this season heading into Sunday's game, completed 24-of-43 passes (55.8 percent) for 240 yards and three interceptions for a passer rating of 42.8 in the loss. The offense struggled, going 0-for-4 in the red zone. In his first two starts, Taylor completed 31-of-44 passes (70.4 percent) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 128.2 passer rating.

Despite missing six games with a hamstring injury, the 11-year veteran was confident in his ability "to go out and perform" once he was activated to play.

"We had a talk about it," Culley said. "Basically, we had a talk about it just to keep him encouraged that, 'look, you haven't gone through this. This is the first time you've gone through this.' He felt like going into that game that if he played well, we would have a chance to win the game, and he didn't. I just wanted to ensure him that next time around, when we go to Tennessee, it's going to be better and he's going to be better, and we are going to have a chance to win if he plays like he should."

Following this week's bye, the Texans will head to Nashville in Week 11 to face the Titans.

The next time you can see the Texans at NRG Stadium will be on November 28 as they host the New York Jets in Week 12. Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.

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