Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, Brandin Cooks connect for incredible TD

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The Houston Texans had a big TD connection from Deshaun Watson to Brandin Cooks.

The defense of the Houston Texans didn’t show up in their first drive of the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the offense sure did, which was led by Deshaun Watson.

In their first drive of the Week 9 game, Watson connected with Brandin Cooks for a 57-yard touchdown that tied the score following the PAT being made in the first quarter. The play came on a first-and-10 situation in Jacksonville.

Watson’s touchdown pass was his 15th of the 2020 NFL season, while Cooks’ reception for the touchdown was his second of the season for the Houston Texans. Cooks’ first touchdown of the year came in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.

These are the kind of plays the Houston Texans are capable of achieving each game if they play up to their potential. Cooks can still be a very good wide receiver, and Watson is already one of the very best quarterbacks in the league. The problem with the Texans this season is they aren’t consistent enough each week and that has hampered them in 2020.

Watson for his career after this touchdown pass now has 86 career touchdown passes, while Cooks in his career now has caught 36 touchdown passes.


Houston Texans: Jaguars also have big touchdown pass to open game

In his first start in the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton — on just his second career pass — threw a 73-yard touchdown to D.J. Chark against the Texans defense, which gave the lead to Jacksonville.

The defense of the Houston Texans is without Bradley Roby, but that is no excuse for the poor coverage and overall play of the defense that early in the game, because the defense of the Texans hasn’t been that great at all this season.

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Time will tell how many other big plays will come from this game between these two quarterbacks.