The Houston Texans scored their first touchdown of the 2019 NFL season in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints with help from Deshaun Watson.
On Monday Night Football, the Houston Texans gained their first touchdown of the season in exciting — and nerve-wracking — fashion when third-year quarterback Deshaun Watson dove to the end zone for six points, and the lead, against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.
The play came on a fourth-and-1 game situation, as Watson raced 21 yards for the score. Following the touchdown, he hit his head off the ground, but he was able to return to play on the next offensive series for the Texans.
Watson’s rushing score was set up earlier in the drive when he connected with Will Fuller for a 54-yard pass completion as Fuller was covered by former first-round pick Eli Apple. Below is the reception by Fuller:
Next is the 21-yard touchdown rush by Watson, as it was his eighth career rushing touchdown. Watson had two rushing scores in his rookie season of 2017, and last season Watson raced for five touchdowns.
On that scoring drive, Watson fought off pressure from the Saints defense, made solid plays and led the Texans to the first touchdown of the game and the season. Now what awaits the Texans for the rest of Monday Night Football will be exciting to watch.
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