“Some of the other things we did in the game, looking on the offensive side of the football, I understand how many plays Dameon Pierce played,” Texans coach Lovie Smith said Monday. “The plan of course was for him to get more. You get into the game and situations make you go a little bit different direction. You learn from those mistakes like that, mistakes of those situations that you look at the day after.”
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As the story said, Pierce wound up playing just 29% of the 70 offensive snaps, 20 plays overall, during a 20-20 tie. He rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries with one catch for six yards and didn’t play in overtime as veteran backup Burkhead got stuffed for a loss of two yards on a pivotal 3rd-and-1 leading up to a punt decision that led to the tie. Burkhead played 71 percent of the snaps, 50 plays overall, and he rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries with five catches for 30 yards.