Houston Texans: Davis Mills tosses first NFL touchdown

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Rookie Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills has thrown his first NFL touchdown.

Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills has had an interesting second half after taking over for the injured Tyrod Taylor. Mills threw his first NFL interception, but responded nicely with his first NFL touchdown pass.

The interception came in the third quarter, but with 11:34 remaining in the fourth frame it was Mills celebrating his first NFL touchdown pass, as he found wide receiver Brandin Cooks for a 2-yard touchdown.

Mills’ short-yardage throw brought the Texans to a 24-21 deficit against the Cleveland Brows at FirstEnergy Stadium, but since that pass the Browns have went ahead by a 31-21 score in the fourth quarter.

Below is the touchdown pass by Mills-to-Johnson, putting Mills on the list of Texans quarterbacks who have thrown a regular season touchdown pass:

Having Mills in the Week 2 road game in Cleveland isn’t ideal because it happened due to the hamstring injury of Taylor, which means in two consecutive years for Taylor something has caused him to miss time in the second game of the season.

Looking at the way Mills gained his first career touchdown pass the drive that set things up totaled 16 plays for 63 yards. Some of the highlights of the drive included a 14-yard pass from Mills to David Johnson on third down.

As the drive continued there was a 27-yard pass interference penalty on the Browns, and later on third-and-goal the Texans reached the end zone.

Hopefully for the Houston Texans this was the first of many touchdown passes by the rookie third round pick Mills in a Texans uniform. The excellent thing about the first touchdown pass was Mills was in charge of a 16-play drive that consisted of the Texans using the run, pass, and taking advantage of a big-time penalty by the Browns.

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More is to come for the Texans with Mills, it is just a shame he had to enter the game due to Taylor being injured after a touchdown run that at the time put the Texans in the lead.