Houston Texans shaking things up ahead of Week 14 clash with Cowboys
Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith announced on Wednesday that Davis Mills will start this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Lovie Smith explains decision on why he’s starting Davis Mills against Dallas. pic.twitter.com/24iIGLLM4J
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 7, 2022
QB Kyle Allen has struggled in his two starts since replacing Davis Mills. He went into halftime down 30-0 against Miami two weeks ago. The Texans eventually lost 30-15, with Allen passing for 215 yards with 1 TD and 2 interceptions.
Allen had issues generating offense against the Browns last Sunday as well, losing 27-14. Allen only passed for 201 yards with 1 TD, 2 interceptions and a lost fumble.
Allen certainly hasn't done anything to hold on to the starting job, but Mills was benched for a reason. He led the league in interceptions (11) before being benched.
Mills did play better last season when he took over for Tyrod Taylor in December. In Mills' first start he threw for 331 yards with 1 TD and 0 interceptions in the Texans' 33-13 loss to the Seahawks.
Mills is 1-8-1 on the year with 2,144 passing yards 11 TDs and 11 interceptions. The second year QB will have his hands full against the Cowboys stout defense. The Texans are 16 underdogs against Dallas currently.