Texans Place QB Ryan Mallet On IR, Ryan Fitzpatrick To Start Vs Titans

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  1. DaBears22

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    The Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve on Wednesday, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

    Fitzpatrick started the first nine games, with a 4-5 record, before being benched during the bye week in favor of Mallett, who went 1-1 as the starter.

    Fitzpatrick made it clear after he was benched that it wasn't easy. But he handled it professionally, as he promised he would. He and his teammates are expecting to pick back up on a lot of what they worked on during his first span as a starter.

    Said Fitzpatrick: "All the experiences that have happened through my first eight or nine games, the timing with Andre [Johnson], DeAndre [Hopkins], the tight ends, DJ [Dennis Johnson], those guys, that stuff still carries over."

    He admitted there might have been some positives to seeing things from a different perspective. He got a more complete view of the offense during the game and saw how plays are called.