The Houston Texans finally earned their first win of the 2020 season.
It took until Week 5, but the Houston Texans finally won an NFL game for the first time this season, and they did so by taking chances, forcing turnovers and with all three units of the team making plays.
The win came over the Jacksonville Jaguars that saw the Texans not be perfect, but play better the longer the game went for the 30-14 win.
Deshaun Watson wasn’t at the top of his game for the entire four quarters, but he still made some outstanding throws, including three touchdown passes, and having big-yardage throws to keep drive moving along.
J.J. Watt came up big on a fourth-and-one play in the Red Zone, keeping the Jaguars from scoring points. Then there was a game-changing hit by Jacob Martin that forced a turnover, and helped the Texans put the game away.
At least for this Sunday it is okay to say … Houston Texans fans, celebrate this win and enjoy it!
Houston Texans News: The big hit by Jacob Martin stands out
The aforementioned play by Jacob Martin in the fourth quarter really stands out because his hit on Gardner Minshew forced a fumble that resulted in the Texans regaining possession of the ball.
That forced turnover led to the Houston Texans putting the game away against the Jaguars with a third touchdown pass by Watson. The touchdown throw came on a fourth down play where interim head coach Romeo Crennel left the offense in and rolled the dice so to speak.
Crennel’s gamble won the jackpot, and Watson found Brandin Cooks for a touchdown on a slant route in the fourth quarter.
Watson was 25-of-35 for 359 passing yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. David Johnson led the Texans rushing with 96 yards on 17 carries, and the receiving leader was Brandin Cooks with eight receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown on 12 targets.
The longer the game went, the better the Houston Texans looked, and this was the best performance by the Houston defense all season though five games. Granted there are still things that need worked on — and the secondary still had some mistakes in coverage — but for Sunday it is fine to focus on the good that happened in this victory.
This was a much needed win by the Houston Texans, and one that hopefully brings this franchise some much needed momentum from here on out. Check back to the Toro Times for more coverage and opinions from this game.