Watson completed 17 of 29 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in a 33-17 win over the Browns in Week 6.
Ho-hum. Watson threw touchdowns to three different receivers and has a league-high 15. It was the third consecutive week with at least three touchdown passes for the rookie, who has transformed Houston's offense overnight. He's become a must play every weekend. There's still some decision-making he needs to iron out -- Sunday's pick was a poorly thrown ball that resulted in a pick-six for Cleveland's Jason McCourty -- but when a quarterback leads a team to four consecutive weeks with at least 33 points, the occasional bad pass can be forgiven. After a bye week, the Texans return Week 8 for road game in Seattle, which should be a good test for the rookie quarterback.
Watson completed 16 of 31 passes for 261 yards and five touchdowns during Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Chiefs. He added 31 rushing yards on three carries.
Watson's final stat line isn't quite as impressive as it seems, considering he racked up 112 passing yards and two touchdowns in garbage time. Still, fantasy owners will take it. From a real-life perspective, though, Watson displayed a Russell Wilson-esque ability to navigate collapsing pockets that bought him the time to throw deep on multiple occasions -- which, given the success Watson had in throwing jump balls Sunday, seems to add an explosive vertical element to the Texans offense that they haven't had in a long time. We'll see if the rookie gunslinger can keep it going in Week 6 against a soft Browns pass defense that's allowed the fourth-most yards per pass attempt in 2017.
Watson was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Watson completed 25 of 34 passes for 283 yards, tossed four touchdowns and ran for another in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee last weekend. The rookie's big game put him among legendary NFL company. Watson's the first rookie quarterback since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to have at least four touchdown passes and another rushing in one game. His five touchdowns tied for second most by a rookie since Chicago's Gale Sayers in 1965. Watson can't rest on his Week 4 accomplishments, though, as he and the Texans have a Week 5 encounter with the league's only undefeated team, the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.
Watson completed 25 of 34 passes for 283 yards, four touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's 57-14 win over Tennessee. He also added 24 yards and a score on four carries.
Remember when, just a few weeks ago, Houston's offense was getting blitzkrieged by Jacksonville's defense? Watson's emergence has paid instant dividends for the Texans and he appears to only be getting better - making big-time throws such as his second touchdown pass to Will Fuller V on a back shoulder fade while also using his athleticism like his cut back on an option run that resulted in a one-yard touchdown run. Watson has now accounted for 300 or more total yards in consecutive games, but will need to cut down on the turnovers. He takes on a red-hot Chiefs squad next week.
Watson completed 22 of 33 passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding eight rushes for 41 yards in Sunday's 36-33 loss at New England.
Watson came tantalizingly close to being the first rookie quarterback to beat Bill Belichick at Foxborough, but poor time management cost him on the final drive after a New England touchdown put Houston down three with 23 seconds to play. He threaded the needle in between two defenders to give his team a 10-7 first-quarter lead with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington, but set up a New England score with a costly interception on his next drive. Despite ultimately coming up short, Watson bounced back beautifully with a strong second half to top 300 passing yards for the first time while adding a 12-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin. The 12th overall pick out of Clemson has injected life into Houston's offense while cementing himself as the starter under center.
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