Deshaun Watson didn’t quite pull a Lamar Jackson against the Patriots, but the Texans quarterback was stellar on Sunday Night Football.
The former Clemson Tiger threw for three touchdowns and “caught” one as well. DeAndre Hopkins pitched the ball, which happened to travel forward, to Watson for a six-yard TD to put the Texans up 28-9 with 10 minutes to go in the fourth.
The Texans defense gave up just 182 yards passing and a touchdown to Tom Brady before New England’s final two drives. But all drives count.
Brady threw for 144 yards and two TDs in the final two Pats drives to finish with 326 yards, three touchdowns and a pick.
The Texans may want to work on their late game defensive play-calling because New England was one onside kick recovery from making this game verrrry interesting.
Houston held off New England’s last-ditch effort to knock the Pats behind Baltimore in the AFC Playoff Standings to second.
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Deshaun Watson to Duke Johnson 14-yd TD, 7-3 Texans
Watson to Darren Fells 13-yd TD, 14-3 Texans
Watson to Kenny Stills 35-yd TD, 21-3 Texans
Tom Brady to James White 12-yd TD, 21-9 Texans (extra point no good)
DeAndre Hopkins 6-yd pass to Watson, 28-9 Texans
Brady to White 11-yd TD, 28-15 Texans (2-pt. conv., no good)
Brady to Julian Edelman 20-yd TD, 28-22 Texans
Final Call: Texans win 28-22
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