Game Balls: Texans over Titans

Justin Chasteen on Nov. 28, 2018

Deshaun Watson:

19/24 (75%) completions

210 passing yards

2 passing touchdowns

0 turnovers

130.9 passer rating

9 rushes

70 yards

1 rushing touchdown

Watson played clean and smart football, hitting newly acquired Demaryius Thomas twice in the red zone for touchdowns. If you take into account the spiked ball to stop the clock and two dropped passes, Watson only had two inconsistent throws and a 90% completion rating.

Lamar Miller:

12 carries

162 yards

1 touchdown

13.5 yard average

1 catch for 5 yards

Miller looked like the man Houston wanted when they signed him as a free agent. On limited carries, Miller racked up 162 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown run and 25 yarder that was called back on a holding call. Even without the long touchdown run, Miller still averaged nearly 6 yards per carry.

J.J. Watt:

6 solo tackles

3 assisted tackles

9 total tackles

1.5 sacks for a loss of 12 yards

1 forced fumble

Watt is playing like Watt. Two years of injuries may have kept him down, but he has healed and is playing at an extremely high level. The man is held on nearly every play (penalties which are rarely called), and he still puts constant pressure on opposing QBs. QB pressures should be a NFL statistic, because it affects the game more than most realize.

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