Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus a magnet for football

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Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus a magnet for football
Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus a magnet for football

When a shotgun snap bounced off of Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett's hands, Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus pounced on the loose football. The fumble recovery continued Mercilus' season-long magnetic attraction to the ball. Mercilus now has five sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception, but he wasn't pleased following the game. Mercilus thought he should have been able to scoop the fumble up and score a touchdown, but was brought down at the Colts' 4-yard line. The Texans settled for a field goal. "I should have scored," Mercilus said. "I was trying to make sure I got the ball. I thought it was going to turn into some success there and really give us some juice to overcome

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