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WR Anthony Miller brought TD and toughness to Texans on Thursday

After being inactive the first two weeks of 2021, WR Anthony Miller made an impact in Week 3.

Miller, who was acquired in a summer trade with the Chicago Bears, missed the first two weeks of the regular season. He was active on Thursday night, and scored the lone Texans touchdown of the evening when he caught a 1-yard pass from Davis Mills with 0:25 remaining in the first half.

The score closed the Panthers lead to 7-6, and it was the 12th of his career. WR Brandin Cooks, who led Houston with nine catches for 112 yards, is happy Miller's in the offense.

"The guy's a playmaker," Cooks said. "He's shown that throughout his career... and he's going to make plays and he's just another great weapon to have."

Head coach David Culley was happy the Texans were able to insert him back in the offense, as Miller missed a chunk of the preseason action after impressing early on in training camp.

"We knew he was a playmaker," Culley said. "He's a tough kid. Normally when you throw the ball to him, he's going to make a play. We were glad to see him back and he get that touchdown. He did a nice job on that play, on the route."

As much as Culley likes the pass-catcher's playmaking ability, he's also fond of another trait of Miller's.

"It was just good to have him back because he brings a little toughness to us and what we're all about, especially in our run game," Culley said. "He brings that in our pass game too as a pass receiver, especially playing inside the slot."

Miller finished with four catches for 20 yards on the night, and played in 64 percent of the offensive snaps for Houston.

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