3. Lamar Miller
The Houston Texans needed a solid performance from Lamar Miller on Monday Night Football, and he provided more than the aforementioned 97-yard touchdown rush. In fact, as great as that play was, he finished the game with 12 carries for 167 yards and the one touchdown. Miller even caught one pass for five yards to have his best overall game of the season.
Miller has been hit-or-miss this season with three games of 100 or more yards rushing and one game of 98 yards during the season opener. Other times, Miller has been held to under 50 yards rushing on four occasions this season. His season totals stand at 773 yards on 157 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
On Monday night, Miller reminded many of how talented he is, and at 27 years old, he still has a lot left in the tank. If he’s able to continue playing at a consistent level, the Texans could see similar type of games from Miller where he makes big plays, and not only that, but becomes a game changer along the way.
The sky is the limit so to speak for Miller and the Texans’ rushing game, and if he and Alfred Blue are able to do their part for the rest of the season, the offense of the Texans will be a dangerous unit.