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Houston Texans Make New Decision On Starting Quarterback For Week 14

Davis Mills, Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are starting quarterback Davis Mills after benching him the past two games, coach Lovie Smith announced on Wednesday.

Mills struggled in his first 10 starts under center. He went 1-8-1 and completed only 61.9% of passes. He threw for 2,144 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

His 11 interceptions rank second-highest in the NFL, tied with Josh Allen and behind only Matt Ryan.

"We expect two weeks of watching from the sideline to help," Smith said of Mills.

The Texans started quarterback Kyle Allen in Weeks 12 and 13. He also couldn't find his footing, dropping both games to the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. Allen finished with two passing touchdowns, four interceptions and a fumble that was returned for a touchdown against the Browns.

The offense averaged 14 points in Allen's two starts. It averaged 15.9 in Mills' 10 starts.

The 1-10-1 Texans sit at the bottom of the AFC South and far on the outskirts of the playoff race. They face a 9-3 Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday with Mills back at the helm.