Hoyer completed 18 of 34 passes for 236 yards with one touchdown and one interception in an opening week loss to the Chiefs. He was replaced by Ryan Mallett, who went 1–3 as the starter before being waived after missing a team flight.
Hoyer is 2–2 as the starter for Houston this season, with wins over division rivals Jacksonville and Tennessee. Hoyer signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Texans in March.
In six games this season, Hoyer has completed 60% of his passes for 1,581 yards, with 13 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. His passer rating is 97.1.
The 3–5 Texans are a half-game behind the Indianapolis Colts for first place in the AFC South.