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Recap - Panthers Defeat Houston 24-9

Sam Darnold sliced and diced the Texans defense for 304 yards and 0 TDs as Carolina handed Houston a 24-9 defeat on Thursday at NRG Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Panthers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -8.0 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 43.0.

Sam Darnold completed 23 of 34 pass attempts for 304 yards and 0 TDs for the Panthers in the win.

Mark Ingram II rushed for 21 yards for Houston, while David Johnson added 11 yards. Davis Mills threw for 168 yards for the Texans, while receivers Brandin Cooks and Jordan Akins had 112 and 32 yards respectively.

Houston was outgained by Carolina 407-193 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-14 by the Panthers.

Houston lost the time of possession battle 35:45-24:15, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Cowboys. The Texans will aim to get back on the winning track at Buffalo.