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Late pick six seals third win for the Houston Texans

19-13 Texans defeat the Bills

October 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm

The Houston Texans looked to extend their winning streak to 3 with the Buffalo Bills visiting NRG Stadium. 

The number one question entering today's game was about the health of Texans quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Ian Rapoport reported that Waston was suffering from a chest and lung bruise.

 

The first series for the Texans made every fan hold their breath as Watson was pressured and sacked twice forcing a punt on fourth down, but a muffed punt and recover by Brennan Scarlett set up the offense on Buffalo's 29-yard line. 

Five plays later, DeAndre Hopkins was falling backward into the front of the end zone for the first touchdown and lead of the game.

 

Benardrick McKinney, who contributed big to the win today, was able to get pressure early on the Bills rookie quarterback, Josh Allen, recording four tackles, a sack, and two QB hits in the first quarter. 

With another "Why did Deshaun Watson throw it to the end zone?" interception, the half ended with the Texans leading the Bills 10-0. 

The Texans received the ball to start the second half but the series was short lived due to a deflected interception from Deshaun Watson by the Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander. Fortunately, the Buffalo could only muster a field goal to get on the board, 10-3. 

The NFL's sack leader added to his season total and logged his fourth consecutive game with a sack. It's the sixth time in JJ's career with 4 or more consecutive games with a sack. 

 

Late in the third quarter, the Bills quarterback Josh Allen went down with an injury to his elbow, sending Nathan Peterman into the game.  Peterman entered the game with 27.8% completion percentage and 2 ints in the 2018 season. Peterman was able to keep the Bills in field goal position to pull closer to the Texans, 10-6. 

In what became the biggest problem for the offense, Deshaun Watson was sacked for the fifth time (game total 6) and Watson fumbled the ball in Houston territory and gave the Bills their shortest field of the day and their best field position since week 3 against Minnesota.

Nate Peterman found Zay Jones in the end zone for the Bills first touchdown and only lead of the day, 13-10. 

Late in the fourth quarter, the Houston Texans drove down the field, with the help with of a pass interference, setting up first and goal at the one-yard line. Different game, same story. The Texans were unable to convert and settle for the field goal, and tie the game 13-13. 

Finally, Nathan Peterman showed up and threw a short pass and Johnathan Joseph picked him off and took it to the house, taking the lead, 19-13. 

 

It was time for the Texans defense to bail out the bad play of the offense and hold the Bills with 1:16 left in the game. With :23 left in the game, Peterman threw a pass that was picked off by the Houston Texans all-time leader, Kareem Jackson, sealing the third win of the season over the Buffalo Bills.

 

In the end, the defense and special teams stepped up and made it possible for the Texans to move to 3-3 with a three-game win streak. 

Up Next: 
The Houston Texans head to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars with a noon kickoff on SportsRadio 610. 

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