TEXANS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Reid's huge touchdown return a very bright spot for defense

Justin Reid (left) celebrates his big return. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Another week and another huge day for the Texans first draft pick in the 2018 draft. Justin Reid pulled down his third interception to stymie a Washington drive in the first half and turn momentum the Texans way before halftime. The Texans would hold on for the 23-21 win. 

Reid intercepted an Alex Smith pass in the end zone as Smith was looking for tight end Jordan Reed. The rookie safety would step into the passing lane and take off to the races to add more insult to Reid on Reed crime. Not a single player on Washington came close to catching the former Stanford product as he rumbled the length of the field for a 101-yard touchdown. 

It ended a streak of 44 consecutive appearances in the red zone where the Texans allowed points. 

Reid was around the ball a lot but ended up with just a handful of tackles. The rookie continues to impress and is at the very least putting himself in the conversation for defensive rookie of the year

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The Astros have now lost five straight games and the starting pitching and bullpen have let them down over that stretch. Cristian Javier was recently demoted to help him build up his stamina so that he can pitch deeper in games as the team's 5th starter when the schedule demands a 5-man starting rotation. But in the meantime, the Astros could desperately use his help out of the bullpen, and he's likely headed for relief duty when Framber Valdez returns from injury anyway. So this begs the question, is a role as the team's fifth starter the best way to maximize Javier's abilities? Check out the video to find out.

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