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Andre Johnson

Houston gets 3rd straight win with 24-17 victory over Jets

Quarterback T.J. Yates was solid in his first start since 2012. He got some help in the passing game from receiver Cecil Shorts, who threw a touchdown pass to help the Houston Texans to a victory.

Yates tossed two TDs to DeAndre Hopkins, who had 118 yards receiving, and Alfred Blue caught the pass from Shorts in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets (5-5).

The Texans (5-5) have won three games in a row for the first time since 2012. And they did it with Yates, who threw for 229 yards in his first start since Jan. 15, 2012, in the playoffs for Houston as a rookie.

Yates, who was signed on Oct. 28 after Ryan Mallett was released, started in place of Brian Hoyer who was out...