Winners and losers from Thursday Night Football in Week 8

11The Texans won the game but who stood tallest during TNF…

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We might not have known it by how the game was played, but Week 8’s version of Thursday Night Football didn’t receive a ton of fanfare. Sure it boasted two winning teams, but even those in Houston weren’t excited initially.

Having won four consecutive games, the Houston Texans took on a struggling Miami Dolphins team that had lost three of its past four. From the start, this thing was pretty darn interested. In fact, there were two penalties before a play was even run from scrimmage.

In the end, Houston came out with its fifth consecutive win by the score of 42-23. Deshaun Watson compiled 253 total while throwing more touchdowns than incomplete passes. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ pass rush came up small.

These are among the biggest winners and losers from Houston’s win over Miami on Thursday night.