NFL

Watson and the Texans Easily Defeated the Lions in a One-Sided 41-25 Victory

The Houston Texans easily defeated the Detroit Lions in a one-sided victory of 41-25, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Ford Field in Detroit. For the win, Deshaun Watson threw for 318 yards, and four touchdowns. The Texans also relied on a rushing game that produced 77 yards and zero rushing touchdowns.

Watson finished the game completing 17 of 25 passes, to lead the way for the Texans. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 150.40, coming from a performance that included 318 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions for the game.

Duke Johnson and C.J. Prosise led the rushing game for the Texans. Johnson rushed for 37 yards from carrying the football nine times. Johnson was helped by Prosise who carried the football five times for a total of 12 yards. In the passing game, Watson was most successful throwing the ball to Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller. Cooks caught five passes for a total of 85 yards, while Fuller contributed with 171 yards from six passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Texans produced three forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, four sacks and one defensive touchdown.

For the losing team, Matthew Stafford finished the game completing 28 of 42 passes to lead the way for the Lions. This performance by Stafford led to a QB rating of 84.90, and game stats of 295 yards, one interception and one touchdown.

The Lions’ rushing game was led by Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Johnson carried the ball 11 times, rushed for 46 yards, and no touchdowns. Peterson supplemented and carried the ball a total of 15 times for a total of 55 yards. Meanwhile Marvin Jones Jr. and Mohamed Sanu Sr. were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Lions. Jones Jr. caught six passes from Stafford for a total of 48 yards, while Sanu Sr. contributed with 32 yards from four passes.

For the game, the Lions defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, one tackle for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

With the win, the Texans leave with a record of 4-7 for the season, while the Lions record for the season now stands at 4-7.