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Which Houston Texans Stood Out In Preseason Opener Against San Francisco 49ers?

The game may have been just shy of meaningless, but that doesn’t mean certain players didn’t make an impression. See who Texans fans are talking about the day after.

NFL: Preseason-Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Catch him if you can.
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Admittedly, it’s generally not a good idea to read too much into a preseason game, and especially not the first preseason game. Nevertheless, there was bound to be a player or three who made an impression on you, good or bad, in the Texans’ exhibition victory over the 49ers last night. Who was it? Why? How?

I’ll get the conversation started. Lamar Miller seemed to jump off the screen to me. Granted, it wasn’t a Week 13 game on the road against another team competing for a playoff berth, but Miller looked like every bit of the electric difference-maker we hoped he’d be when the Texans signed him five months ago, despite playing behind an offensive line that’s hopefully far inferior to what will line up when the Bears open the regular season at NRG Stadium in a few weeks.

If Lamar Miller can take the next step, if he can be a legitimately consistent threat at running back and handle a significant workload, Brock Osweiler’s job becomes that much easier. Osweiler’s performance last night naturally got a lot of attention, but Miller could well be the key to the Texans’ offense in 2016.

Agree with that high praise of Miller? Is there someone else that you think really made an impression last night? The floor is yours.

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