Remember when the Texans started the season with Tom Savage as the starting quarterback? Well, it’s Deshaun Watson’s job now. The 48-yard touchdown he threw to Will Fuller to narrow the Chiefs’ lead to six points in the fourth quarter of Sunday Night Football is a great example of why that’s the best idea for the Texans.
Watson has shown exceptional poise since he first took the field in regular season action. This play was no exception. He’s under pressure, but fires off a perfect deep ball.
Fuller pulls it in for the score.
The Chiefs took a 23-7 lead into the half. But the Texans didn’t stop fighting, despite having both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus out with injuries.
Watson wasn’t done. He hit DeAndre Hopkins with a 34-yard touchdown pass and a 1-yard score at the very end of the game to narrow the Chiefs’ margin of victory to 42-34. He threw five touchdowns in the game, tying his rookie record from the week before.