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Marcus Mariota OUT Sunday vs. the Texans

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Ken Whisenhunt announced today after practice that Marcus Mariota will miss a second straight game because of a strained MCL.  Mariota is improving, which is good, but they aren't willing to run him back out there yet.  Zach Mettenberger will get the start.

Mettenberger needs to be better than he was last week.  He missed some throws, and to be fair, had some passes dropped that could have been big plays.  Hopefully they can get that cleaned up this week.

If ever there were a game to get the run game going, this is it.  The Texans are 28th against the run.  Ken Whisenhunt should come out with a heavy dose of Antonio Andrews....but he probably won't.