The 2020 Houston Texans season came to an end in perfect fashion, a perfect representation and culmination of the sixteen football games we have watched them play this year. Deshaun Watson was incredible, throwing beautiful, high-arcing passes with perfect trajectory, carrying the entire team on his own and continuing to play at a top five level.
The Texans’ defense again folded, allowing Ryan Tannehill to hit his play action passes; only drops from the Titans’ receivers could save Houston’s defense. And Derrick Henry, of course, had another 200 yard game against Houston, running for 250 yards on 34 carries, easily getting the 233 he needed to break 2,000 rushing yards this season.
Most importantly, Texans-Titans had to end in one possession fashion. Houston went 9-3 in one score games last year, including the postseason. This year, Houston was 2-7 entering Week 17. Guess what happened? With three timeouts left, the game tied 41-41, and with 18 seconds on the clock, Ryan Tannehill hit A.J. Brown for 52 yards against Keion Crossen. This set up a Sam Sloman field goal attempt that bounced off the right upright and spun around like something extraterrestrial to fall between the goal posts.
41-38. The Titans win the AFC South. Houston falls to 4-12 and 2-8 in one score games this season. Not even Deshaun Watson could save the Texans this year.