Mallett outduels Hoyer as Texans shock Browns

Cleveland, OH ( – Ryan Mallett picked up a win in his first
career start, completing 20-of-30 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns, as
the Houston Texans claimed a 23-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 11

Randy Bullock also converted three second-half field goals for the Texans
(5-5), who have won two of their last three. Alfred Blue contributed a career-
best 156 yards on 36 carries, while J.J. Watt and Garrett Graham posted a
touchdown reception apiece.

Brian Hoyer threw for 330 yards and a TD but connected on just 20-of-50 passes
and was picked off once for the Browns (6-4), who slipped out of first place
in the AFC North.

Andrew Hawkins finished with 97 yards and the hosts’ lone score on six
receptions, while Isaiah Crowell totaled 61 yards on 14 carries.