Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been known to make big plays in his NFL career. What fans witnessed on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles will be impossible to forget for years to come.
After a big drive late in the fourth quarter to pull Houston with six, Watson came back on the next drive with a series of throws that left everyone’s jaw sitting on the floor.
On third down with the game potentially on the line, Houston’s protection broke down as the offensive line crumbled and the pressure got to Watson. Yet he somehow spun out of multiple sacks, then rolled out of the pocket and unleashed a dime to tight end Jordan Akins to put the ball inside Philadelphia’s 35-yard line.
DeShaun Watson is special pic.twitter.com/Yvabt9sioB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 23, 2018
He clearly decided that wasn’t enough. On the following third down with pressure again in his face, the 23-year-old unleashed a cannon into the end zone and dropped it right into the hands of Vincent Smith for the game-tying touchdown.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 23, 2018
Houston drilled the extra-point attempt to take a one-point lead. Now Houston’s defense must step up in order to preserve the win and make this sensational drive by Watson result in the win it deserves.