5 sneaky threats for the Panthers to worry about at the Texans

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Phillip Lindsay – RB

If there’s one position group that the Houston Texans are stacked, it’s running back. Mark Ingram is listed as the starter but behind him are numerous veterans with plenty of tread on their tires; one of them happens to be Phillip Lindsay.

After three years with the Denver Broncos, Lindsay signed with the Texans this offseason to potentially revitalize his career after falling behind Melvin Gordon.

Through two games with Houston, Lindsay hasn’t done anything that pops off the box score. In fact, he’s been relatively inefficient.

He’s carried the ball 13 times for a team-low 2.1 yards per attempt.

Specifically, against the Cleveland Browns, he had five rushing attempts for a measly two yards but Lindsay did score a 22-yard touchdown as a receiver. He’s recorded scores in both games this season but it remains unclear what the player’s role on offense will be moving forward.

In his first two NFL seasons, Lindsay rushed for more than 1,000 yards in back-to-back years and scored a combined 17 touchdowns. Something the Carolina Panthers cannot ignore.

There’s plenty of juice left in Lindsay’s legs – this is only his fourth year in the league and with this being Houston’s only primetime game of the season, it could be the perfect contest for the running back to make a name for himself again.