But perhaps the most important one was the one he ran in HIMSELF for the one yard that was needed for the touchdown.
The group, led by J.J. Watt and 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, has enjoyed watching Watson develop and transform the offense into a much more potent unit.
While Mariota's mobility is a big part of his game. "I just can't wait to get on the field with him on Sunday". Obviously, great speed. You can line him up anywhere, he knows what to do at every position. Lamar Miller is the leading rusher on the team with 182 yards. Watson threw touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V to cap off two 76-yard drives.
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for four scores and ran for another, setting the all-time rookie record with five total touchdowns, according to the team. Murray ended up with 115 yards on just 14 carries after being questionable to play, while Mariota threw for 225 yards. Houston was still AFC South champs at 9-7 and the Titans were out of the playoffs at 9-7.
Watson threw for four touchdown passes and ran for another in just his third National Football League start and his ability to create and find open receivers by keeping plays alive has impressed the owner of the club. Given the way Cassel looked in the second half on Sunday, Tennessee would be in major trouble if Mariota were to miss any time.
Texans owner Robert McNair, a University of SC graduate and longtime Kiawah Island part-timer, was beaming as he emerged from the locker room.
"I said to him: 'I'd like to be smart about it".
Each week in this space, we'll be taking a look back at Sunday's games to find five of the most important stats for fantasy owners heading into the following week. LB Avery Williamson has 20 tackles combined in last two games against Texans. His final play was a kneel down to end the first half. "Here you guys go". He just plays that way. Houston finished with four interceptions to tie a franchise-record, after picking off Mariota twice and intercepting Cassel two more times. But Mariota threw two interceptions, both to Texans free safety Andre Hal.
This week, Clowney gets an interception, the second of his career after his game-changing play against Oakland in the divisional round previous year.
The Houston Texans quarterback explained in a video shared by the team that he heard a trio of cafeteria ladies working at NRG stadium was hit especially hard by the storm.
"I'm just telling you if they pass on Deshaun Watson, they're passing on Michael Jordan, " Swinney said. "I would definitely think that".