Lamar Miller showed his speed on Monday Night Football by scoring in a 97-yard touchdown run, the longest play in team history.
"Yes, that was a well-blocked play, very well blocked," said coach Bill O & # 39; Brien. "I thought the guys really performed well for most of the night in the running game, that was a good example of that, then Lamar turned it on, went outdoors, did a great job, us from the day he He came in. So it was nice to see him get that kind of race. "
After a fourth-down stoppage against the Titans, Houston's offense began the series of touchdowns on the 3-yard line. Miller took Deshaun Watson's hand and never looked back, passing in front of all the Titans defenders and not stopping until he found the end zone. Miller's touchdown career gave Houston a 21-10 lead with 9:22 to play in the second quarter.
"I give all the credit to the offensive line," Miller said after the game. "They did a great job giving me (Alfred) Blue and Deshaun (Watson) opportunities to run the ball, I just took the opportunity."
The seven-year veteran's 97-yard career is the NFL's longest score since doing so as Miami Dolphin on December 28, 2014 against the Jets. Miller now has 30 career touchdown passes and ranks third in Texans history with seven 100-yard rushing performances.
Miller finished the game with 12 carries for 162 yards, with an average of 13.5 yards per run and a touchdown.