Dameon Pierce, RB (HOU)

Earns 20 carries

Pierce carried the ball 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears. He added two receptions for 21 yards.

Pierce served as the Texans' lead back for the second consecutive week, as he out-touched Rex Burkhead 21-7. He tallied new career highs in attempts and yards while also plunging into the end zone from one yard away for his first career touchdown. Pierce will be challenged to consistently put up big performances due to the Texans' poor offense, but he has established himself as the preferred option in the team's backfield.

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Scores in loss

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TE | HOU

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Rex Burkhead

RB | HOU

Being evaluated for head injury

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