Houston Texans: 5 Takeaways from Week 5 win over Atlanta Falcons
What a performance from the Houston Texans as they scored 53 points in their Week 5 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Next are five takeaways from the victory.
Where did that type of performance from the Houston Texans come from? In the second half alone, the Texans scored 37 points, resulting in a 53-32 win over the visiting Atlanta Falcons and moving Houston’s overall record to 3-2 on the season.
How did the Texans manage to go from scoring just 10 points as a team with a poor offensive effort against the Carolina Panthers to having the performance they produced in Week 5 against the Falcons?
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On a day when the Texans really needed a win to showcase their abilities, plus needing to separate themselves from others in the AFC South, a big-scoring win is what they needed and accomplished in front of their home fans.
The Texans had plenty of standouts in the win, whether it be the career performance by Will Fuller with 200-plus yards receiving or the 400-plus passing yards by Deshaun Watson. There were also some strong performances from the defense, including a sack by J.J. Watt. Going back to the offense, props are deserved for the offensive line for not allowing a sack all game. That hasn’t happened since Oct. 25, 2018 against the Miami Dolphins.
Not being sacked in a game was just the second time in Watson’s career that has happened, but having solid protection for the quarterback, and having a running game, proved how good the Houston offense can be on any given Sunday.
Now. there was a lot that happened in Week 5 for the Texans that went into the win, and next are five takeaways as Houston is now 3-2, tied for first place in the AFC South with the Indianapolis Colts.