Sam Darnold threw 304 yards and ran two touchdowns
Houston– Sam Darnold threw 304 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, leading the Carolina Panthers to a 24-9 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday.
Davis Mills, a rookie in his career, was unable to take advantage of Carolina’s strong defense. Houston’s quarterback was fired four more times, and only passed 168 yard.
The Panthers won the third quarter 3-0 despite the loss of Christian McCaffrey in injury during the second quarter. They haven’t won this number since 2015 when they won with the 14-0 score.
Darnold was very efficient. After experiencing more pain than glory while playing for the New York Jets, Darnold sought to revive his career as a player on a team. McCaffrey’s options could be limited if he is not available for a prolonged period.
Mills was asked by Tyrod Taylor to help him after he injured his thigh.
Mills was asked to intervene after Tyrod Taylor injured his thigh last Sunday.