Deshaun Watson sets new Houston Texans passing record
In the loss to the Indianapolis Colts the Houston Texans saw quarterback Deshaun Watson set a franchise record.
The Houston Texans continue to watch their second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson take steps in the right direction as a NFL starting quarterback, and while working on his craft, Watson has set a new franchise record along the way.
During Sunday’s Week 14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Watson pass for at least one touchdown for the 18th consecutive game of his career, as the record dates back to last season. Watson this season as at least one touchdown pass in each of the 13 games played by the Texans.
Looking back to his rookie season the 18-game touchdown pass streak began on Sept. 24, 2017 in a game against the New England Patriots. Watson has also thrown at least one touchdown pass in all by one game played during his NFL career which has now reached 20 games.
In this span of 18 games, Watson has thrown for 40 touchdowns, including twice passing for five touchdowns in a game. Those games were against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 25 of this season and on Oct. 8, 2017 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
A win by Watson and the Texans, along with losses by both the Colts and the Tennessee Titans this weekend would clinch the AFC South title for the first time in Watson’s short NFL career. Even with a win the Texans and wins by the both of those teams would keep the Texans in first place by two games with two games left on the regular season schedule.
The Texans should be very thankful they drafted him in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft as he’s proving them correct in he’s going to be a superstar in the NFL as he continues to improve on his game. For the Texans, the better Watson gets, the better the Texans will be each season moving forward.
Watson will look to add to that record in Week 15 of this season as on Saturday afternoon the Texans will face the New York Jets on the NFL Network at 4:30 p.m. ET.