The Houston Texans squeaked out a much-needed win against the Oakland Raiders 27-24. With the Texans able to find a way to pull out the win with multiple injuries on both sides of the football.
The Texans were able to produce some impressive numbers against the Raiders with individual performances. Here are Seven from Sunday for the Texans against the Raiders.
Seven from Sunday Against the Raiders
1.) DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for 109 yards on Sunday against the Raiders. Hopkins became the third-youngest player in NFL history to reach 8,000 career receiving yards (27 years, 4 months, 22 days old). Only Larry Fitzgerald (27 years, 3 months, 20 days old) and Randy Moss (26 years, 9 months, 25 days old) accomplished the feat at a younger age than Hopkins.
2.) Hopkins, with his 109-yard receiving put up another 100-plus day. He now owns 28 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, which is the second-most through a player’s first seven NFL seasons in franchise history (Andre Johnson, 31)
3.) J.J. Watt had his third pass defensed of the season and owns the sixth-most career passes defended (54) by a defensive lineman in NFL history.
4.) Texans held running back Raiders Josh Jacobs to 66 yards on 15 carries. The Texans have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 24 consecutive regular-season games, dating back to Week 1 of 2018. Houston joins New Orleans and Indianapolis as the only teams to not allow a 100-yard rusher from 2018-19.
5.) Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney had five total tackles against the Raiders. McKinney leads the AFC in total tackles since 2016 with 386 total tackles.
6.) Darren Fells caught two touchdown passes on Sunday against the Raiders, including the game-winner. It was his third career game with multiple receiving touchdowns, which ties Eric Ebron (three) and Zach Ertz(three) for the second-most games with multiple touchdowns among tight ends since 2017, trailing only Travis Kelce (four).
7.) Deshaun Watson threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns against the Raiders. Watson became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 60 career passing touchdowns and 8,000 career passing yards in their first 31 career games.
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