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Savage gains confidence each week as Texans QB

(TSX / STATS) -- HOUSTON -- Operating out of the shotgun formation, Houston Texans starting quarterback Tom Savage made a fast decision Saturday night when he saw wide receiver Jaelen Strong break across the middle against the New England Patriots secondary.

Savage lobbed a perfect spiral in the back of the end zone to connect with Strong, a fellow Philadelphia native, for a leaping 2-yard touchdown catch against the reigning Super Bowl champions. Strong beat Patriots Pro-Bowl cornerback Malcolm Butler for the score.

It was an extremely sharp performance by Savage, the Texans' new starter, as he continues to hold off the challenge of gifted first-round draft pick Deshaun Watson.

AFC South Division
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Indianapolis 000-
Jacksonville 000-
Tennessee 000-
Full Standings
Pass Yds: B. Osweiler2957
Pass TDs: B. Osweiler15
Rush Yds: L. Miller1073
Rush TDs: L. Miller5
Rec Yds: D. Hopkins954
Rec TDs: C. Fiedorowicz4
Int: Q. Demps6
Sacks: W. Mercilus7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5035 (29)
Passing Yards: 3418 (29)
Rushing Yards: 1859 (8)
Points per game: 17.4 (28)
Yards per game: 314.7 (29)
Touchdowns: 23 (31)
Field Goals: 35 (2)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4821 (1)
Passing Yards: 3424 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1595 (12)
Points per game: 20.5 (11)
Yards per game: 301.3 (1)
Touchdowns: 33 (6)
Field Goals: 25 (10)
Date Player Transactions
8/21 D. White cut
8/21 D. White off IR groin
8/15 D. White on IR groin
8/14 G. Hopper signed
8/11 B. Ellington signed
8/8 T. Poole cut
8/7 Z. Conque cut
8/7 T. Poole acquired from waiver
8/7 M. Leak signed
8/3 T. Daniel cut
Date Player Status
8/15 D. White groin (IR)
8/2 D. Gray torn ACL (IR)
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