Houston Texans: How many 5 touchdown passing games does Deshaun Watson have?

How many five-touchdown games did Deshaun Watson have with the Texans?

Deshaun Watson was on the field for the Houston Texans for four seasons from 2017-20, and in those games he had a lot of success, having 28 wins and 25 losses in his 53 starts under center.

In that span of games, Watson passed for 104 touchdowns, and his top total in a game was five touchdown passes on three occasions, all coming in consecutive seasons from 2017-19.

The first time was on Oct. 8, 2017 in a 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In that game, Deshaun Watson not only had five touchdown passes, but he also had 261 yards passing as he was 16-of-31 in the air. The touchdown passes saw DeAndre Hopkins catch three of them, and Will Fuller had two touchdown catches.

This was a battle for Watson again with Alex Smith, who had three touchdown passes of his own. Neither quarterback threw an interception in the game.

Watson’s second five-touchdown passing game came on Oct. 25, 2018 when the Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins, 42-23.

The Thursday Night Football game saw Deshaun Watson throw the five touchdowns, but also no interceptions as he was 16-of-20 for 239 yards. Watson even had a 14-yard run in the game.

Catching the touchdown passes from Deshaun Watson were Jordan Thomas with two, Hopkins with two and Fuller with one.

The opposing quarterback in this game was Brock Osweiler, with his numbers being 21-of-37 for 241 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Deshaun Watson: Threw for 5 touchdowns three times with the Texans

The most recent five-TD performance by Deshaun Watson came on Oct. 6, 2019 against the Atlanta Falcons. This was another excellent game for Watson, as the Houston Texans quarterback was 28-of-33 for 426 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Fuller and Darren Fells caught all five touchdowns with Fuller having three TD receptions.

Matt Ryan was his counterpart at quarterback that Sunday afternoon, and he finished 32-of-46 for 330 yards with three touchdown passes and one interception.

In those three games, Watson had 15 touchdown passes, and Fuller finished with at least one touchdown in each of those games, totaling six touchdown catches in those milestone games.

With a trade of Deshaun Watson looming and all but happening sooner rather than later, the Texans quarterback set some major milestone marks with the franchise. His ending with the team is all but a fairy tale, but when he was on the field for the Texans he was at the top of his games, and these three games were his very best at throwing touchdown passes.