It’s just not fair.
In what could possibly be the best game I’ve seen the Texans play since maybe the 2012 AFC Wildcard Round victory against the Bengals, Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson breathed life into an offense that has been stagnant. Watson’s mobility within the pocket, combined with his ability to sell the play action, allowed the Texans time to develop plays and gave time for their WRs to gain separation. There were moments of magic where Watson evaded several New England tacklers before slinging the ball to an open receiver and thus turning what should have been a loss into a gain. It was bliss.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. The Patriots’ offense, led by Tom Brady, continually attacked the deep portions of Houston’s secondary for consistent gains, the most vital of which came at the end of the game when Brandin Cooks caught a pass in the back of the end zone with 30 seconds remaining to put the Patriots up 34-33. Never have the Texans come this close to beating the Patriots.
My brain is literally wasted after watching that last drive. Instead of recounting the game, I’m going to turn it over to all of you to have your say in the comments below.