Deshaun Watson sets record with 19 passing TDs in first seven games

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s final throw of Sunday’s game was intercepted by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, but there were plenty that found their mark before that point.

Watson was 19-of-30 for 402 yards and four touchdowns in the 41-38 loss and now has 19 passing touchdowns on the year. That’s the most of any player in the first seven games of his NFL career, per NFL research. Kurt Warner’s 18 touchdowns were the previous record.

Watson, who threw two other interceptions on Sunday, is also the first rookie with four straight games of three or more passing touchdowns and the first player in the Super Bowl era with at least 400 passing yards, four passing touchdowns and 50 rushing yards in the same game.

Two of those touchdowns went to Will Fuller, who now has seven touchdowns in the last four games. His seventh touchdown was just his 11th catch of the season, which is the fastest any player has reached seven receiving touchdowns since 1991.

If he keeps rolling like this, Watson’s going to pick up more records and firsts before the year is out. Some wins would be helpful as well as Sunday’s loss leaves Houston at 3-4 on the year.

17 responses to “Deshaun Watson sets record with 19 passing TDs in first seven games

  1. Someone who told the Browns we are not picking this guy should be called into the Owners office tonight and told “You’re going to keep your job, but I am going to hit you 35 times with this bull whip for not drafting Watson”. What is fair, is fair.

  2. hmm…wonder where are all those TV ‘experts’ and arm-chair scouts who said this kid isn’t going to be good?

  3. If only we had a defense. Seems like the units can’t get on the same page. Either the O sucks and the D is good or vice versa. But the kid (am I allowed to call him that) is special. Very special.

  4. gtodriver says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    Wonderful stats.

    How many wins?
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    How is that his fault? It seems like the Texans are putting up 40 points every week.

  5. Dabo Sweeny tried telling all the coaches, GMs and “experts” that this kid was special and could make EVERY throw necessary to be an NFL QB. Dabo said that his system didn’t allow Watson to showcase his ability to show his football IQ.

    I’ll be the first to admit that I doubted his ability to read defenses because read option QBs don’t have multiple receiver progressions to go through, in that system. I’ll also admit I was wrong about Mariotta too.

  6. As a texans fan I have to admit I thought this guy would be another rg3 who runs first passes second but I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. I can’t wait until our d is whole next year to see what we can do.

  7. Texans can go 8 and 8, or 7 and 9, and I’ll be happy as long as Watson keeps developing and doesn’t get hurt.
    If they do nothing more this season than establish that they’ve got their franchise quarterback, that’s better than getting into the playoffs with a lesser QB and losing in round 1 or 2.

  8. Calling it now…ROTY

    Seriously, he challenged and smoked Sherman several times, while seasoned vets ignore whomever Sherman is covering. He went to the well two too many times, tho…but he’ll learn from it.

    He’s the Real Deal.

  9. red says:

    gtodriver says:
    October 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    Wonderful stats.

    How many wins?
    ——————————————-

    How is that his fault? It seems like the Texans are putting up 40 points every week.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The 8 INT’s were a big part of a number of the losses.

    FWIW – the Texans have only scored 40 or more points one time this season and they are only averaging 32 points per game (including the 57 point explosion against the Titans).

    They only scored 7 in the loss to the Jaguars and 13 in the win over the Bengals.

    When your team gives up a lot of points, you typically get to play against prevent defenses, which allows a QB to pad his stats.

    Watson may prove to be a really great QB. But we need to temper the enthusiasm by looking at the facts.

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