''I wanted to go back in right away,'' said Mariota, who was more concerned with the stability of his knee than the pain. ''The training staff felt if I wasn't 100 percent it wouldn't be good for me to go.''
Another quarterback got hurt when the Texans' T.J. Yates left with 1:14 to go in the first half because of an injured left knee. He was hurt on a scramble run that was wiped out because of a holding call on Duane Brown.
Coach Bill O'Brien said he didn't expect Yates to play next week and didn't provide a specific update on the injury.
Yates was 6 of 10 with 68 yards and one interception.
Other injuries included:
- Washington's injuries were safety Dashon Goldson (bruised rib), right tackle Morgan Moses (sprained foot), running back Matt Jones (bruised hip), center Josh LeRibeus (sprained ankle) and linebacker Will Compton (stinger).
- Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (knee) and linebacker Kyle Emanuel (concussion) left the game. Injured for the Dolphins were offensive tackle Branden Albert (knee), linebacker Chris McCain (knee), linebacker Koa Misi (back) and center Mike Pouncey (foot).
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