PHILADELPHIA — The Houston Texans entered Week 16 needing a triumph against the Philadelphia Eagles to remain the No. 2 seed from the AFC. Additionally they needed a win. The Eagles put the plans on hold because they overcome Houston using a score of 32-30.
Even the Texans (10-5) currently fall to the No. 3 seed while the New England Patriots are in the No. 2 spot andin lineup to get a high-value bye. Houston squandered a opportunity to avoid being forced to play with during wild card week.
Quarter back Deshaun Watson did his best to lead the Texans, but couldn’t over come an offensive explosion by Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles. Watson completed 29 of his 40 pass attempts for 339 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for two touchdowns that has been the very first time he’d done in his livelihood.
He became only the fifth quarterback to do so this season. Texans wide out DeAndre Hopkins was suspicious to playwith, but his consecutive receptions of 9, 12, and 18 metres assist set up Watson’s first rushing touchdown.
The defense of houston had a collapse at the next half, allowing 16 points. Safety Tyrann Mathieu was defeated badly by Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor to an 83-yard touchdown reception that put Philadelphia ahead.
The Texans were willed by watson back again to a 30-29 lead onto a drive highlighted by two plays. He miraculously broke three tackles at the pocket onto a third-and-11 before unleashing a rope to tight end Jordan Akins for a 22-yard gain. Three plays later, facing the following third-and-long situation, Watson presented a drop from the bucket throw for a 35-yard touchdown to wide receiver Vyncint Smith to give Houston the guide.
The defense did not guard the cause of the Texans by giving up an 11 play, 72-yard drive capped off with a 35-yard Jake Elliott field-goal giving Philadelphia the triumph.
Even the Texans finish the regular season by hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars, however they’ll likely have to take action without the services of wide out Demaryius Thomas who was carted off by having an Achilles injury.