Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans held on against the New England Patriots in a nail-biting 27-20 victory, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in NRG Stadium in Houston. The Texans’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 55 yards and one rushing touchdown, and by a 344 yards and two touchdowns effort by Watson.
Watson contributed to this win by completing 28 of 37 passes, finishing the game with 344 yards, zero interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 121.90.
Duke Johnson and C.J. Prosise led the rushing game for the Texans. Johnson rushed for 15 yards from carrying the football 10 times. Johnson was helped by Prosise who carried the football three times for a total of four yards. In the passing game, Watson was most successful throwing the ball to Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks. Fuller caught six passes for a total of 80 yards, while Cooks contributed with 85 yards from four passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of two sacks , no forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the Texans.
For the Patriots, Cam Newton ended the day having completed 26 of 40 passes, leading to 365 yards, zero interceptions and one touchdown. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 102.60.
The Patriots’ rushing game was led by James White and Damien Harris. For the game, White carried the ball five times, rushed for 19 yards, and zero touchdowns. Harris supplemented and carried the ball a total of 11 times for a total of 43 yards. Meanwhile Damiere Byrd and N’Keal Harry were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Patriots. Byrd caught six passes from Newton for a total of 132 yards, while Harry contributed with 41 yards from five passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Patriots defense ended the game with no sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.
With the win, the Texans leave with a record of 3-7 for the season, while the Patriots record for the season now stands at 4-6.