Deshaun Watson proves he’s a BEAST!

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Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

Yesterday afternoon was the Texans Homecoming game. Yes, you read that right. The Texans did have a homecoming game. It was another roller coaster of a game many Texans fans have experienced over the course of this season. And it makes sense too; the Texans were on the road for two weeks, beating Kansas City and losing to Indianapolis while away. They won 27-24 but at a great cost. JJ Watt tore his pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season, Deshaun Watson was kicked in the eye but was able to finish the rest of the game (he threw a touchdown pass after getting kicked) and Laremy Tunsil left the game with an injury that is still unknown. The game itself was a back and forth affair. During the 1st quarter, Derek Carr threw a 65 yard TD pass to Hunter Renfrow, stunning the H-Town faithful. Watson later threw a touchdown pass of his own; it was a 12 yarder to Duke Johnson, drawing both teams level at 7-7. In the 2nd quarter, Carr again threw another TD to Darren Waller (Note: Yesterday was #NationalTightEndsDay, so all players who play the tight end position will have their names in bold print). The Texans couldn’t respond with a TD of their own, so they settled with a 33 yard field goal from Ka’imi Fairbairn; this left the score 10-14 at the half.

To start the 2nd half, the Texans kicked another field goal that put them within 1 point of tying the game. That would not last because David Carr threw his third touchdown pass of the day (it was a 46 yarder to Tyrell Williams). Watson was able to respond with a TD pass of his own to Darren Fells, marking the score 20-21 at the end of the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter, the Texans defense was able to stop the Oakland Raiders from scoring a possible game sealing touchdown, instead holding them to a field goal. in the dying minutes of the game, Waston was able to throw his third TD pass to Fells again. With Fairbairn nailing the extra point, the Texans narrowly beat the Raiders 27-24. On the play that scored the Houston Texans a win, Watson was escaping defenders and was inadvertently kicked in the left eye by one of them. He essentially threw the pass with one eye! Overall this win put the Texans 5-3 for the season; keeping the team on track for another wild card spot.

Notable Fantasy Stats for the Texans Homecoming Game

Deshaun Watson (QB, HOU) – 27.76 points (279 Passing Yds with 3 Passing TDs [hat-trick] + 46 Rushing Yds)

Derek Carr (QB, OAK) – 23.4 points (285 Passing Yds with 3 Passing TDs [hat-trick])

Duke Johnson (RB, HOU) – 13.4 points (1 Rushing Yd + 4 Receptions for 33 Yds and 1 Receiving TD)

DeAndre Hopkins (WR, HOU) – 21.9 points (11 Receptions for 109 Yds)

Hunter Renfrow (WR, OAK) – 18.8 points (8 Receptions for 88 Yds and 1 Receiving TD)

Tyrell Williams (WR, OAK) – 18.1 points (3 Receptions for 91 Yds and 1 Receiving TD)

Darren Fells (TE, HOU) – 23.8 points (6 Receptions for 58 Yds and 2 Receiving TDs)

Interesting Facts from Homecoming

Derek Carr has a hat-trick of passing touchdowns in 2 of 3 career games against the Texans.

DeAndre Hopkins has 5 or more receptions in 11 consecutive games. This is the 2nd longest active streak in the NFL.

Deshaun Watson is now the 5th QB since 1950 with 8,000+ career passing yards in his first 31 games.

Hunter Renfrow had more receiving yards on his 65 yard TD in the 1st quarter than he had in his previous 3 games combined.

Other News…

The Astros beat the Nationals 7-1 in Game 5 of the 2019 World Series. To watch what happened during the game click the link below.

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