The Houston Texans were faced with a tall order as they entered into Sunday night’s prime time game. They matched up against the juggernaut of a team in the New England Patriots and won 28-22. A win is a win but this win was just a little bit sweeter for two members of the Texans organization. First, Head Coach Bill O’Brien has a history with the Patriots having once been the team’s assistant coach groomed under the tutelage of Bill Belichick. When asked in the post-game presser about how proud he was of his team, he said, “Yeah, I think it was a good win. I think guys worked hard this week. I think it hasn’t always been perfect this year, but they’ve come in to work every week in this room, they’ve focused. We’ve had decent practices. I thought that’s what happened this week. We practiced hard this week. They put a lot out there. They put preparation in. It paid off for them. I think it was a good team win and it keeps us in the hunt.”
On the night, Deshaun Watson had 234 passing yards and was 18-for-25. He had three touchdowns via passing and nabbed his own by catching a touchdown pass from DeAndre Hopkins.
Watson talked about how special this game was to him, “…As far as big wins, honestly, it’s pretty big. Really, just because it’s Brady (Tom Brady). I was 0-2 against Brady. Who knows when he’s going to hang it up. That’s my role model, a guy that’s been doing it forever, over 20 years. I’m only alive for 20 years. It’s pretty awesome to finally get one. Just to see the love and respect we have for each other. It was big. It was awesome.”
The Texans are now 8-4 on the season which means they remain at the top of the AFC South Division.