Watson Sets Franchise Record In Win

First Texan QB To Throw For 300 Yards In Four Straight

October 08, 2018 - 1:23 am

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Deshaun Watson threw for 375-yards in the Texans 19-16 overtime win against the Cowboys, and also became the first quarterback in Texans’ history to throw for 300 or more yards in four straight games.

Coming into the game, Watson shared the franchise record with Matt Schaub with three straight games of 300-yards or more passing.  Schaub previously set the record in the 2010 season.

In addition to the record setting performance, Watson also led his team to a comeback victory for the second week in a row.  When the Texans came from behind in week four against Indianapolis, it was the first time Watson his team to a win after trailing at any point in the game.

“Deshaun’s a great competitor.  He never thinks his team is out of the game and just keeps coming back,” Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien told the media following Sunday’s game.

Watson finished Sunday’s game against the Cowboys 33 of 44 through the air for 375-yards with a touchdown and an interception.  He also ran for 40-yards on 10 carries.  Despite his ability to run, it’s his throwing ability that has him setting franchise records.

“He can sit in the pocket and make a throw.  He can get us out of the pocket and get some yards under his feet,” Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.  “A lot of people put him in a box sometimes and think that he’s just a running quarterback, but you saw the amazing throw that he made at the end.”