The Texans’ offense continued to impress early with Deshaun Watson connecting with Will Fuller on a 39 yard scoring strike. The Texans were helped in part by Kevin Hogan committing a slew of turnovers, one of which was returned by Johnathan Joseph for a touchdown. The Texans continued to put on pressure on the Browns, with Dylan Cole intercepting Hogan on Cleveland’s next offensive drive, which the Texans took advantage of by driving down the field on a six play, 71 yard drive that was capped by Braxton Miller (yes, he was active today after being a healthy scratch the last two weeks) running in from a yard out on a jet sweep.
The Texans had another pick of Hogan to end a first half that had them up 24-3. The second half didn’t fare much better for the Browns with Hogan quickly giving up a safety after an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone. Houston’s offense continued its impressive display with a thirteen play, 65 yard drive that ended with DeAndre Hopkins catching his sixth TD on the season.
The one mistake by Deshaun Watson occurred in the third quarter when he threw a pick-six to Jason McCourty. However, this was just a blip on the rader, and the Texans comfortably ran out the rest of the game to secure the victory and head into the bye week on a high.
All in all, an excellent victory for the Texans, who now look forward to the stern test the Seahawks will post in Seattle in two weeks’ time after the bye. Until then, the comments are yours to let loose what you thought of today’s contest.