Houston Texans fourth-round rookie Keke Coutee had a memorable performance in the overtime victory vs. the Indianapolis Colts.
The Houston Texans won their first game of the season and were able to remain competitive after Will Fuller exited the game with a hamstring injury due to Keke Coutee’s fabulous first game this past Sunday.
In his debut in a Texans uniform, the Texas native Coutee ended the game with 11 receptions for 109 yards and averaged almost a first down per reception with 9.9 yards per catch as the Texans defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 37-34 in overtime. His 11 receptions led the team and also showed the confidence that quarterback Deshaun Watson had in the rookie. Coutee found spaces in the middle of the field and took advantage of the matchups he had vs. the Colts’ defenders.
Coutee having a big game is reassuring for the team after having their other option at slot receiver, Bruce Ellington, go to the IR due to a hamstring injury. If Coutee continues to impress, the Texans could have possibly found the solution to their problem at slot receiver.
Coutee could have a big rookie year if he manages to stay healthy and shows he can be a good third dependable option for Watson in the passing game, as Coutee battled a hamstring injury during the first three weeks of the season.
The Texans will travel back to Houston to host the Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium on Sunday Night Football in their first prime-time game of the 2018 regular season. The Cowboys enter the game at 2-2.
It’ll be interesting to see how Coutee plays in the bright lights and in a game that Texans need to win as they look to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Texans are 1-3, as they’re currently in third place of the AFC South standings and two games behind the division leader, the Tennessee Titans.