A little trickeration gave the Houston Texans a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans. The flea flicker allowed DeShaun Watson with some space to throw to Brandin Cooks for a 38-yard touchdown.
On 1st and 10 from the 38-yard line, the trick play led to a great pass to a wide open Cooks for the score.
Flea Flicker!@DeshaunWatson to @BrandinCooks for a 38-yard TD! #WeAreTexans
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The Texans are looking to play spoiler for the Titans, who are hoping to clinch the AFC South. If Tennessee loses and the Indianapolis Colts win, the Colts are the division winners.
The Texans have had a very tumultuous season, with it not starting off good following the issues between then-head coach Bill O'Brien and star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins–leading to Hopkins being traded to the Arizona Cardinals. The controversy of the trade was magnified after a rough start to the campaign led to O'Brien's dismissal as head coach.
While this not where the Texans would like to be, being able to win over the Titans would give Houston a confidence boost and some momentum heading into next season.
The playoffs are about to begin in the NFL after a very unique season. Not knowing how the season would look like to begin with over the summer, the campaign has been filled with controversy and some cancellations due to COVID-19 issues and a much less potent home field advantage due to the lack of fans.
In spite of all the problems, however, the league has been able to get through the entire season without a team missing any games.