Texans name Brian Hoyer the starter

The Houston Texans are starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback ahead of Ryan Mallett, according to The Houston Chronicle, which cited league sources.
Hoyer beat out Mallett based on superior consistency and less interceptions in practice.
Hoyer completed 7 of 11 passes for 52 yards and two sacks.
Mallett completed 5 of 7 passes for 23 yards.
Neither quarterback led a scoring drive.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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