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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Texans to hire David Culley. Composite image by Jack Brame

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Texans will hire former Ravens assistant head coach David Culley as their new head coach. John McClain reported earlier on Wednesday that the coaching hire was narrowed down to Culley and Bills DC Leslie Frazier.

Now the question becomes, what does Deshaun Watson think of the hire? Culley has no experience as a head coach but did work closely with Andy Reid from 1999-2012 in Philly and 2013-2016 in KC. Many believed that Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy would be the next Texans coach because of his years learning from Reid. But the Texans opted for the lesser-known Culley instead.

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