Houston Texans: Stock up following second win

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Oct 18, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer (7) runs for a first down in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Houston Texans won 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans played a solid game in Jacksonville to earn their second win of the season. At 2-4, they are now right back on the heels of the division leading Indianapolis Colts, who sit at 3-3.

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The Texans finished their 31-20 win with no turnovers, but saw their defense create three of their own in route to the road win that saw fans heading for the gates early. While there was plenty of praise to go around, let’s look at three players who significantly saw their stock rise in the Week 6 win.

BRIAN HOYER. QB. <p>What a difference one week has made for the seventh year quarterback who was criticized greatly for his pass, that looked more like a punt, which ended their comeback hopes in a close game against Indy.</p> <p>Hoyer shook off the bad play and was remarkable in his first start since Week 1, where he was pulled in the fourth quarter. Hoyer completed 24 of his 36 passes for 293 yards and three scores. More importantly he had no turnovers and looked to be in full control of the offense from start to finish.</p> <p>On the season now Hoyer has quietly put up a 103.0 quarterback rating while connecting on just over 63 percent of his passes. He has 1,073 yards to go along with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. It may be safe to assume this job is staying in his hands for a while now.</p>. Game Stats. 293 yards, 3 touchdowns

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