The Texans could have easily lost this game. The entire secondary was wrapped in hoodies and bandages. J.J. Watt ran to the locker room after what is speculatied to be either a pectoral or shoulder injury. The Texans were playing from behind after a Hunter Renfrow broken tackle touchdown run. Laremy Tunsil hurt his shoulder. Their offensive tackles became Dan Skipper at right and Chris Clark at left.
Deshaun Watson wouldn’t let this happen. He was in the grasp until he wasn’t, after breaking a tackle from pressure coming off each edge, he stayed upright, took a cleat to this eye, and threw another touchdown pass to Darren Fells. Touchdown. Arrrrrr. One eye. No problem.
The Raiders punted on the following possession. 2nd and 10 became 2nd and 20 after a Richie Incognito holding penalty. Gareon Conley did a nice job playing the ball on a skyscraper pass to Tyrell Williams.
3:56 left. Oakland has two time outs. Bill O’Brien gets to do what he loves more than anything in the world. Run out the clock. Watson had one eye open. He’s a boxer baby. Beautiful and marvelous. The first and ten runs actually worked after Carlos Hyde broke some tackles. Watson scrambled right. He stopped. He shot a shortstop pass to a sliding Fells. No time outs left. Game over. Swollen left eye. You lose games in the NFL more often than you win them.
The Texans fly across the sea to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London at 8:30 a.m. CDT.