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Three Games, Three End Zone Interceptions For Watson

Texans QB Throws Third Pick Of Season

September 23, 2018 - 6:07 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) –  Deshaun Watson threw an interception in the end zone again on Sunday.  Watson’s pass intended for Lamar Miller in the 27-22 loss was the third time in three straight games that Watson has had a pass picked off in the end zone.

The interception came on the second play of the fourth quarter when the Texans were trailing 20-9.  The Texans were able to drive all the way to the Giant 8-yard line, but then a holding penalty and a sack, forced the Texans into a 2nd & Goal from the 25-yard line.  Watson alluded the rush, rolled to his right and tried to lob the ball over the top of Alec Ogletree.  The pass was underthrown, Ogletree made the interception, and the Giants won by five.

“I was trying to make something happen. I scrambled, Lamar (Miller) threw his hand up, tried to lead him out not too far and (Alec) Ogletree made a good play. You have to give him credit. He snagged it in, and that’s pretty much it,” Watson told the media after the loss.

In week two against the Titans, Watson threw a pass into double coverage looking for DeAndre Hopkins, the pass was picked off and the Texans lost to the Titans 20-17.  In week one against the Patriots, Watson threw a jump ball for rookie Vyncint Smith in the end zone.  The pass was intercepted and the Texans lost 27-20 at New England.

Watson’s interception in the end zone against the Giants was one of two turnovers for the Texans with both of them happening in Giant territory.  With 3:56 left in the third quarter, Lamar Miller fumbled after catching a pass at the Giants 33-yard line.    

“Red-area issues again,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said.  “Can’t fix the red area on offense.”