The Texans’ offense scored 47 points against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. That kind of offensive production can squeeze the eyeballs out of your skull like some Guinness Book of World Records freak show. 31 first downs. 146 rushing yards. 426 passing yards. 592 total yards. 10 out of 13 third down conversions. 0 sacks. Atlanta and Houston played shootout, and the Texans won.
In that game, Deshaun Watson had as many touchdowns as incompletions. He went 28-33 for 426 yards, 5 touchdowns, and had a perfect passer rating. Will Fuller caught 14 of his 16 targets for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns. DeAndre Hopkins caught 7 of his 8 targets for 88 yards and was football good, getting Fuller open throughout the game. It was the perfect offensive game, made even better by last week’s ten point output against the Panthers.
The game isn’t enough, though. For the second time this young season, Deshaun Watson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
For the second time in three weeks, QB1 is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 9, 2019
#Texans QB @deshaunwatson has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5. This marks his 2nd POW this season (Week 3 at LAC) and 3rd of his NFL career (Week 4 of 2017).— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 9, 2019
Watson completed 28-of-33 passes (84.8%) for 426 yards, 5 TDs & a perfect 158.3 passer rating pic.twitter.com/gmitxA42sN
The Falcons were the perfect team for a must-needed win and a fine tune up before heading up to Kansas City to take on the one-legged Patrick Mahomes, last season’s NFL MVP, and the rest of the Chiefs’ explosive offense.