Watson throws 3 TDs, catches another; Texans top Pats 28-22

Deshaun Watson threw 3 landing passes and had the primary TD reception of his occupation, and the Houston Texans annoyed Tom Brady in a 28-22 victory over the New England Patriots

Deshaun Watson threw 3 landing passes and had the primary TD reception of his occupation, and the Houston Texans annoyed Tom Brady in a 28-22 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night time.

Texans trainer and previous Patriots assistant Invoice O’Brien were given his first win in six tries towards New England trainer Invoice Belichick. It was once Houston’s 2d win over the Patriots and primary since Jan. Three, 2010.

Watson had 234 yards passing and threw landing passes of 14, 13, and 35 yards as Houston (Eight-Four) constructed a 21-Three lead towards New England’s vaunted protection.

Brady finished two of his 3 TD passes within the ultimate Four mins to drag inside six. A Patriots (10-2) participant were given a hand on Jake Bailey’s onside kick strive with 50 seconds last, however the ball bounced out of bounds.

James White had a 12-yard reception for New England’s first landing overdue within the 3rd quarter, however Watson grabbed the primary reception of his occupation on a turn from DeAndre Hopkins on a trick play with about 10 mins left to make it 28-Nine. Watson took the snap and passed off to Duke Johnson, and he gave the ball to Hopkins on a opposite to the suitable. Hopkins tossed to Watson on an choice close to the sideline, and Watson dived into the tip zone for a 6-yard rating.

The Patriots entered wanting a win to be the primary AFC staff to clinch a playoff spot after Oakland’s loss to Kansas Town previous within the day. As an alternative, they struggled to maintain drives, and Brady incessantly appeared disillusioned on an evening he was once 24 of 47. He threw an interception and was once sacked thrice, hit on 12 different events and was once observed yelling at his receivers at the sideline after a power with a number of incompletions within the first part. He completed with 326 yards.

New England handled a flu worm this week that swept throughout the locker room and left two avid gamers inactive Sunday.

Brady attached with White once more with about 4 mins left, however the 2-point conversion failed to go away New England down 28-15. The Patriots tried an onside kick after that and Houston recovered however couldn’t transfer the ball and needed to punt.

Brady threw a 20-yard go to Julian Edelman that reduce the result in six with 50 seconds left. However the Patriots couldn’t get better a 2d onside kick and Houston ran out the clock.

There have been about seven mins left within the 3rd quarter when the Patriots went for it on fourth-and-1 and Johnathan Joseph broke up a go supposed for Mohamed Sanu.

At the subsequent power, Houston had a landing reception through Will Fuller referred to as again after a overview. It did not subject a lot because the Texans were given a 35-yard TD on a just about similar path through Kenny Stills at the subsequent play to push the result in 21-Three.

New England was once in a position to maintain a power for the primary time since its opening ownership when White grabbed his 12-yard TD from Brady overdue within the 3rd. Kai Forbath overlooked the additional level to go away the Patriots down 21-Nine. Forbath was once signed on Friday to exchange Nick Folks, who was once launched after having an emergency appendectomy.

The Patriots led Three-Zero after a box function on their first power. The Texans needed to punt on their first ownership however were given the ball again 3 performs later when Bradley Roby jumped a path and intercepted Brady. Roby, who additionally had a sack, returned after lacking the closing 5 video games with a hamstring damage.

Houston cashed in at the miscue when Watson attached with Johnson on a 14-yard TD go to make it 7-Three overdue within the first quarter. It’s Watson’s 5th recreation this season with a minimum of 3 landing passes, which is tied for many within the NFL.

The Texans padded the lead once they capped a 13-play, 88-yard power with a 13-yard landing reception through Darren Fells.

INJURIES

Patriots: OL Marcus Cannon left within the 3rd quarter with an sickness. … C Ted Karras injured his knee within the 3rd quarter and did not go back.

Texans: RB Taiwan Jones left within the 3rd quarter with a hamstring damage and did not go back.

UP NEXT

Patriots: Host Kansas Town subsequent Sunday.

Texans: Host Denver subsequent Sunday.

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