Game Balls: Texans over Browns

Justin Chasteen on Dec. 4, 2018

Who stood out in the 29-13 victory?

Ka'imi Fairbairn

5 for 5 field goals:

35 yards

38 yards

42 yards

48 yards

53 yards

2/2 extra points

3 touchbacks

Fairbairn has settled back in now that holder, rookie Trevor Daniel, has been holding the snap a little more effectively. Fairbairn accounted for 17 of the Texans 29 points and has proven that he can be counted on.

Justin Reid

1 forced fumble

3 solo tackles

1 assisted tackle

4 total tackles

2 passes defensed

Not enough can be said about the rookie safety out of Stanford. Time and time again, Reid makes plays to prevent touchdowns. He has an eye for where the ball is going to go, and also has the will to tackle hard. In boxing, there’s guys who point-fight and guys who try to finish fights. Reid is a guy who tries to finish every drive on his own accord. Justin Reid always goes for the knockout.

Jordan Thomas

3 targets

3 catches

32 yards

1 touchdown

While the stats may not be as attractive as a Deandre Hopkins, the Texans have found another rookie play-maker. For too long they have lacked in not only a play-making tight end, but they have badly needed someone who can block and find space in coverage. Thomas runs good routes and has a knack for picking up critical first downs and putting points on the boards.

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