Final

Dolphins 17

(1-2, 1-2 away)

Texans 24

(2-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 17, 2013

Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX 

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 7 7 3 017
HOU 7 10 7 024

Texans 24, Dolphins 17

Associated Press

Texans 24, Dolphins 17. With AP Photos.

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON -- Houston and Miami both moved the ball well Saturday night.

The bad news was that the Dolphins and the Texans both had a key offensive piece leave with an injury in Houston's 24-17 win.

Miami tight end Dustin Keller sustained what appeared to be a serious right knee injury. Keller's leg bent unnaturally when he was tackled on the right knee by D.J. Swearinger on an incomplete pass. He immediately grabbed his knee and was soon carted off the field.

Miami coach Joe Philbin said he didn't have a diagnosis on Keller's injury, but receiver Mike Wallace was preparing for the worst.

"It looked pretty bad, and I'm pretty sure he's going to be out for a while," Wallace said, adding that he hadn't heard anything official on Keller's status.

Houston first-round pick receiver DeAndre Hopkins also was injured; leaving in the second quarter with a concussion. Hopkins, the 27th overall pick this year out of Clemson, had two receptions for 22 yards before getting hurt.

Coach Gary Kubiak said he wasn't sure how Hopkins was injured, but saw him looking disoriented on the field.

"He didn't run the route, didn't get his depth, was just stumbling all over the place," Kubiak said. "So we got him out.

Five things we learned from Saturday night's game:

1. CUSHING IS OK: Texans star linebacker Brian Cushing returned Saturday for the first time since a knee injury ended his season in Week 5 last season and played 10 snaps.

He had a tackle and came close to a sacking Ryan Tannehill, lunging at him and grabbing his midsection before the quarterback wriggled away on Cushing's final play.

"I'm proud of him," Kubiak said. "For him to go out there and get hit on and stuff like that was a big step."

2. WALLACE AND TANNEHILL STARTING TO JELL: Tannehill wanted to use this game to develop chemistry with Wallace, who joined the Dolphins in the offseason after four years in Pittsburgh.

He did that, connecting with Wallace three times for 58 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass that tied it at 7 in the first quarter.

"It was great for us," Tannehill said. "I think our relationship continues to grow; we continue to be more on the same page the more reps we can practice. It was exciting to get a couple of balls to him and hopefully get his ball rolling."

3. KEENUM AND YATES NECK AND NECK: Case Keenum came in after Matt Schaub and was 11 of 18 for 150 yards with a 38-yard touchdown pass. T.J. Yates finished the game, and was seven of nine for 84 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown throw to Garrett Graham in the third quarter.

Kubiak said he isn't closer to a decision and he'll continue to evaluate the pair in the upcoming week.

"TJ's solid again, Case makes some really nice throws in there," Kubiak said. "The easy way for me to answer that is to say they're both doing their jobs. They're making it really hard on me, and that's a good thing for our team."

4. FINS RUN WELL: Daniel Thomas averaged 6.3 yards a carry on Saturday night and took a short pass from Tannehill and turned it into a 27-yard gain that got Miami down to the 4-yard line in the second quarter. A 4-yard run by Lamar Miller two plays later tied it at 14-14.

5. TREVARDO CAN TACKLE: Rookie fourth-round pick Trevardo Williams had three tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 26 yards. The linebacker joined the Texans after piling up a school-record 30 1/2 sacks at Connecticut.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIA
HOU
1st Downs1523
Passing 1st downs
817
Rushing 1st downs
46
1st downs from Penalties
30
3rd down efficiency
5-164-11
4th down efficiency
0-01-1
Total Plays6068
Total Yards208415
Yards per play3.56.1
Total Drives1214
Passing127303
Comp - Att
15-3026-38
Yards per pass
4.28.0
Interceptions thrown
01
Sacks - Yards Lost
6-522-23
Rushing81112
Rushing Attempts
2428
Yards per rush
3.44.0
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-31-1
Penalties6-469-91
Turnovers12
Fumbles lost
11
Interceptions thrown
01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession28:0631:54

Passing Leaders

MIAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Tannehill10/151419.4102-10
Corp2/4235.8000-0
HOUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Keenum11/181508.3100-0
Schaub8/11928.4111-12

Rushing Leaders

MIACARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas4256.3013
Gray4143.506
HOUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Karim9556.1019
Wood5204.005

Receiving Leaders

MIARECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Wallace35819.31333
Gibson23216.00173
HOURECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Jean25728.51383
Graham45413.51335

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMIAHOU
houTD03:48Owen Daniels 15 Yd Pass From Matt Schaub (Randy Bullock Kick) 07
miaTD00:43Mike Wallace 9 Yd Pass From Ryan Tannehill (Caleb Sturgis Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMIAHOU
houTD08:45Lestar Jean 38 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Randy Bullock Kick) 714
miaTD03:59Lamar Miller 4 Yd Run (Caleb Sturgis Kick) 1414
houFG00:01Randy Bullock 46 Yd 1417
THIRD QUARTERMIAHOU
houTD06:16Garrett Graham 33 Yd Pass From T.J. Yates (Randy Bullock Kick) 1424
miaFG02:19Caleb Sturgis 43 Yd 1724