Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans center Chris Myers (55) celebrates the winning touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during overtime at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans center Chris Myers extends start streak


In one of the quieter streaks going in the NFL today, Houston Texans center Chris Myers extended a few consecutive starts streak this past weekend in the loss to the New England Patriots.

Myers has the NFL’s longest active consecutive games played streak by an offensive lineman with 133 and the NFL’s longest active consecutive starts streak by a center with 108.

The center also has started 92 straight games as a Texans player, as he began his NFL lineman streak as a member of the Denver Broncos.

In a season with a lot of negativity, Myers has done some positive with this current streak of consecutive starts, snapping the ball for three different quarterbacks this season.

Center is one of the toughest jobs, if not the toughest job in the NFL, and Myers has done it for over 130 straight starts … that’s something that isn’t easy to accomplish.

Just this past week, Myers was a part of an offensive line that blocked for running back Ben Tate, who rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Not too shabby for an offensive line that has had their troubles this season, especially with pass protection.

As for Myers, he’s proven he’s one of the best centers in the NFL, and his play has been rewarded with the longevity of his career and his two consecutive Pro Bowl selections.

Myers is currently in his ninth season with 12 starts thus far in 2013 for the 2-10 Texans.

The Texans offensive line this season are 14th in rushing yards blocked with 1,401.

Myers, 32, was traded to the Texans in 2008 for a sixth-round draft pick.

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