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Houston Texans Final Score / Post-Game Recap: Chargers 29, Texans 41

Impossible. There is no such thing.

The Houston Texans lacked several starters, their substitutes for their starters, and were trotting players who had been signed this week and those called up by the practice squad. 23 players were on the COVID-19 roster for Houston. Ten starters are missing. They had to remove their scabs and throw them into victory. Facing a playoff prospect, with their backups, it seemed impossible that Houston could win today.

Impossible. There is no such thing.

The Texans offense had its best game of the season today with Davis Mills as the starting quarterback. Against the two-shelled Chargers, the running game was incredible against one of football’s worst running defenses. Rex Burkhead was the first Houston rusher to hit the 100 rushing yards. He had 22 carries for 149 yards, 2 touchdowns and an average of 6.8 yards per carry. It’s his team now. The Texans offensive line has done a good job climbing up and sticking to second tier, which they’ve struggled to do all season.

Mills also had a good game. Houston divided the Chargers’ hook defenders nicely with streaks that hit that emergency break to hit midfield. Brevin Jordan ran on the outside to break up spins to the touchline, break tackles and make plays after the catch. Tim Kelly ultimately schemed Mills to throw in the sidelines. On the same route, Mills hit the straight sideline, finding Phillip Dorsett, then Chris Conley.

In an attempt to end it, Burkhead took Houston to the red zone. Mills touched Nico Collins to find his first touchdown of his career. After that, Justin Herbert reversed the exit lane and Tavierre Thomas drove him home. Game over.

Nothing is impossible. There is no such thing.

Defensively, the key for Houston was to win in the red zone and force turnovers. They forced three goals from the field. Last week, Brandon Staley refused to kick. This week he kicked off and the Chargers failed to complete their practices. The Texans forced three turnovers. Jonathan Owens dug a deep post lane to recover a pass, he recovered a fumble and Thomas had his pick six.

Nothing is impossible. There is no such thing.

Against all odds, as a ten-point underdog, playing out their saves, the Texans pulled it off and returned back-to-back for the first time this season, to defeat the Chargers, who put a wrench into their next plans. -season.

Nothing is impossible. There is no such thing.

The Texans face the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at 3:05 p.m.