It was by no means pretty, but the Texans beat the Bills to land at 3-3 on the season.
In a defensive game, Deshaun Watson was 15/25 for 177 yards with one touchdown, one fumble, and two interceptions. A stat line that wouldn’t impress anyone, but the offensive line issues continue to play a key factor in Watson’s inconsistent play. Houston failed to have a running back even reach the 50-yard mark and as a team, the Texans looked flat offensively all game.
Luckily the defense showed up.
145 yards passing is what the Texans gave up. Not in the first half, in the entire game. They also forced two key interceptions that led to the game-winning pick-six and they held McCoy in check with only 73 yards.
This is a strange 3-3 record. We’ve seen glimpses of Watson being the quarterback of last year who exploded onto the NFL scene. Deshaun had a stretch of games where he threw for 300+ yards every game but also was turning the ball over every game. Somehow this atrocious offensive line from last year got worse and Watson is having to go through the Russell Wilson school of handling quarterback pressure.
All-in-all the Texans did what they needed to do. Despite not being able to capitalize in the red zone which has been a consistent issue this season, their defense held on and won the game for them. Hopefully, this was a tune-up game for Houston because next week they face their division rival Jaguars. If O’Brien’s offense was having issues with Buffalo……..need I say more?