The Houston Texans defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a grand fashion with a score of 53-32.
Deshaun Watson threw a career high of 426 yards, completing 28 of 33 passes. He achieved a perfect 158.3 passer rating. What a difference a week makes. What also made a difference is that Watson was not sacked and only suffered a single hit during this game. Texans fans got a glimpse of what is possible when pass protection becomes the number one priority.
When asked whether the reduced amount of QB hits impacted Watson’s game, O’Brien explained, “Just like any quarterback that’s any good, when you give them time to throw, they can see the field, they know what the coverage is, and he’s an excellent quarterback. So, when he has time to throw – I would say that about any good quarterback, though. If he’s sitting back there and he has time to throw, he’s probably going to find the open guy. That’s the case for everybody and I think that’s a credit to the offensive line, that he had a lot of time yesterday and he did a good job, because they have some guys up front with Grady Jarrett and (Vic) Beasley (Jr.) and (Takk) McKinley that can really rush the passer. So, our offensive line did a really good job.”
Texans Wide Receiver Will Fuller V had an incredible record setting game. He caught 14 passes for 217 yards and made three touchdowns.
O’Brien also spoke on Fuller’s abilities saying, “Yeah, he’s a good player. He’s a good open field player. He’s a good deep route runner. We’ve got a good deep ball thrower and an accurate passer and they have good chemistry. So, yeah, that’s good.”
The Texans improved to 3-2 on the season and will face the Kansas City Chiefs next.