Top 5 Houston Texans games to watch in quarantine
2. Oct. 1, 2017
Week 4: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Final Score: Texans 57, Titans 14
Oh, how we all miss the days of an old-fashioned butt-kicking. This was the very beginning of the road for Deshaun Watson, who was starting only his third-ever NFL game. His first game was a win against the Cincinnati Bengals on his birthday, his second was nearly winning a chess-match against Tom Brady and this was his masterpiece.
The statistics speak for themselves. Watson was surgical in a 25-of-34 performance for 283 yards and five total touchdowns, adding 24 more yards on the ground. The team combined for four interceptions, including two by Andre Hal, and accrued two sacks total from Dylan Cole and Jadeveon Clowney.
The Marcus Mariota-led Titans never stood a chance, as he threw for only 96 yards before being benched for Matt Cassel. This was the highest-scoring game in Texans’ franchise history, and it showed the true potential of what this offense was capable of accomplishing.
This was also only one of the six starts that Watson made in his rookie year before tearing his ACL after the Seattle Seahawks game. With DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Lamar Miller and Bruce Ellington, this young Texans team was potent and could have made a run before the injuries kicked in.