The Houston Texans are enjoying a great start to the season, playing competitive football against the New Orleans Saints. Deshaun Watson is doing a great job leading the team in what is an entertaining opener for both teams.
In fact, Watson has been connecting really well with DeAndre Hopkins and unleashed a beauty of a pass in the third quarter to grab the team’s third touchdown of the day.
CAN'T STOP HOP 🤫 @HoustonTexans @DeAndreHopkins pic.twitter.com/B9hLiNzClA
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 10, 2019
The Texans were within striking distance, and the Saints secondary was wary about the third-year QB making the accurate pass. They attempted to clog the passing lanes while letting the D-line put pressure on the former Clemson star.
The offensive line managed to give Watson enough time to scour the field. He quickly planted his left foot on the 21-yard marker and fired a bullet of a pass.
Hopkins was tightly guarded by Marcus Williams. However, he managed to break free of the safety and made the spectacular catch while falling to the end zone.
It gave the Texans the lead in the middle of the third quarter. However, the Saints are a great team and will surely be able to push the team to the edge.
Watson has performed well for the Texans, and the team is happy that they got him over Mitchell Trubisky. He may have had a mediocre rookie season, but he bounced back in 2018. He completed 345 passes for 4165 passing yards, making him one of the NFL’s best passers.
As long as they have Watson healthy and performing, there’s no question that they will be a playoff-caliber team. His bullet pass to Hopkins is proof of that.