The Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts, and their quarterback is earning recognition for his performance.
After leading the Texans to a 32-31 fourth quarter comeback and game-winning drive at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 18, quarterback Davis Mills has been nominated as a FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week.
Mills completed 22 of 38 attempts for 298 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions along with an 87.4 passer rating. The second-year signal caller heaved a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Akins on a fourth-and-20 with 58 seconds remaining. The Texans also picked up the two-point conversion — again with Mills to Akins — to beat their AFC South rivals, marking the first time since 2016 they had a better record in the season series.
Throughout the NFL season FedEx gives fans the chance to recognize high-level performances from quarterbacks with their Air nominees and great games from running backs with FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week nominees.
Voting is open until Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Central Time at NFL.com/FedEx each week of the season. Fans can also vote on Twitter via the @NFL published polls and on the NFL Mobile App.
If Mills wins the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week Award, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in his name to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Other nominees include Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, who completed 13 of 24 attempts for 283 yards, three touchdowns, and posted a 118.6 passer rating.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen went 19-of-31 for 254 yards, three touchdowns, and a 106.1 passer rating.