Sam Darnold finished 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards and scrambled for two scores as the Carolina Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 triumph over the Houston Texans on Thursday night.
The Texans saw new kid on the block Davis Mills make his initial beginning at quarterback on brief time frame after Tyrod Taylor harmed his hamstring last Sunday. While the Panthers saw a few players go down with wounds on Thursday night, they were still a lot for the Texans to deal with in Mills’ initial beginning.
Darnold scored on a 5-yard score run in the primary quarter to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead. He would include a 1-yard score a quarterback sneak to take care of the game with four minutes remaining.
Jaguars running back Christian McCaffrey left the game in the second quarter with a hamstring strain and first-round cornerback Jaycee Horn experienced a messed up foot in the second from last quarter. Wellbeing Juston Burris likewise left the game with a crotch injury. Horn and Burris were harmed on sequential plays.
Plants finished 17 of 26 passes for 155 yards as Houston’s offense in general was held to only 193 all out yards. Factories hit Anthony Miller for a 1-yard score in the second quarter that made it a 7-6 game after the additional point missed wide right.
Tight end Tommy Tremble added to the Panthers lead in the second from last quarter as he scored on a 1-yard score on a fly breadth hand-off made it a 14-6 game. The groups would exchange field objectives before Darnold’s quarterback jump set the game aside.
Darnold had only four 300-yard games during his three years went through with the New York Jets. He presently has two 300-yard games in consecutive weeks for the Panthers.
D.J. Moore got eight passes for 126 yards for the Panthers.