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Texans bench QB Davis Mills in favor of Kyle Allen, source confirms

The Houston Texans have benched starting quarterback Davis Mills, with backup quarterback Kyle Allen stepping in for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

The benching comes on the heels of Mills' worst performance of the season Sunday in a 23-10 loss to the Washington Commanders. Against the Commanders, Mills completed 57.6% of his passes for 169 yards and two interceptions, including a pick-six on the opening drive.

Texans coach Lovie Smith had declined to name a starting quarterback during his Wednesday news conference, saying he didn't want to "give the opponent an advantage.