Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills showcased his ability in their final drive of the first half as he led his offense down the field against the vaunted Carolina Panthers defense for six points.
Mills had some big-time plays with Houston Texans offensive teammates as the seven-play, 64-yard drive ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mills to Anthony Miller. Even though the extra-point kick was missed by Joey Slye, the second-quarter touchdown gave the offense something to celebrate.
The first two quarters were tough on the Houston Texans offense as their drives consisted of seeing Mills sacked, the offense held to three-and-out, and no momentum was to be had. Then came the Texans’ final drive of the first half, and things changed.
This drive included the Texans quarterback Mills have a 30-yard completion to Brandin Cooks, plus a 10-yard pass to tight end to Jordan Akins.
Houston Texans: A big connection from Mills to Cooks
Then came another completion to Cooks, this one for 11 yards all the way to the Panthers’ 1-yard line.
That play set up Mills’ touchdown pass to Miller, which was his first reception of the 2021 season and his first catch as a member of the Texans.
Watch the reception below in a highlight provided by @NFL Twitter:
For what was a lackluster performance on offense, that final drive was a sign of hope against the Panthers defense. From here on out, the Houston Texans offense needs to keep doing what they did on that drive, because the running game didn’t do so well in the first half.
Hopefully the Texans can keep the momentum for the rest of the game, but they are facing a Panthers team that hasn’t trailed all season.