The Texans kicked an early field goal. Then they kicked a lot of more field goals. All these field goals, five of them in fact, in addition to a beautiful floating touchdown pass to Jordan Thomas and a Zach Cunningham pick-six gave Houston 29 points.
Down early and down by a lot, the Browns threw the ball downfield. It worked, even if the end results weren’t there. A touchdown was called back thanks to a holding call. An almost touchdown was lost thanks to a Justin Reid forced fumble at the one yard line. After another Texans field goal made it 29-7, with time fleeting, as it always is, this game was officially over, as it had been since halftime. A late touchdown pass to Rashard Higgins against Aaron Colvin only changed the final deficit.
Houston ran the ball well for the second week in a row. Lamar Miller looks like the Miami version of Lamar Miller. Deshaun Watson navigated the flotsam in the pocket and found his checkdowns to create first downs. It was a casual win. It was the type of win that happens when a good team plays a bad team.
The Texans have now won nine games in a row. They are now 9-3 and will play the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday at 12 p.m. CST at NRG Stadium.