Deshaun Watson was almost magic
Early whistle takes points off the board for Texans
The Texans were set up for success after a Colts mistake led to amazing field position.
Fumble de Brissett recuperado por Mercilus! pic.twitter.com/stnyFUkxvy
— Liga dos 32 (NFL) (@LigaDos32) October 20, 2019
The Texans, who came in with the best red zone offense in football, were pushed to third down. It was almost magic from DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson once again.
Well this was the most stressful sack we've seen in a minute.#HOUvsINDpic.twitter.com/mZzDXKCys4
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 20, 2019
Another angle would show the official's call of Watson being in the grasp a bit more clearly.
Texans robbed of four points and a spectacular highlight by Tony Corrente. pic.twitter.com/sbPuFodRy1
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) October 20, 2019
CBS' rules analyst would add clarity in that the early whistles are often in the hopes of keeping the quarterback from taking a big hit.
It would force the Texans to settle for their third field goal of the day. There is also a discussion to be had on if the Hopkins movements would be considered a catch. It seems he caught the ball and had it knocked away which would mean it was a touchdown.
The Texans ultimately lost by seven as they tried to score a touchdown just under two minutes. If they were only shooting for a field goal the outcome might have been different.