Texans player of the game: Wide receiver Will Fuller
He's back and he's better than ever. Will Fuller made his return to the Texans and continued the dominance he displayed last season when he and Deshaun Watson constantly connected for game-breaking plays. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Texans lost to the Titans 20-17.
The third-year pass catcher was the main target for Watson today as he caught 8 passes for 113 yards and a score. The touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave the Texans their first lead of the game. Speeding down the sideline Fuller pulled down a Watson strike with Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler draped all over him.
In the first half, Fuller found success despite the struggles of Watson and the offensive line. He caught three passes for 22 yards but that was just the appetizer for the main course in the second half.
Almost all of Fuller's catches in the second half earned the Texans a first down or a score. He had catches of 20, 15, and 16 yards before his 39-yard score. It would, however, be their last score of the game.
Fuller caught balls on schedule and off as Watson used his legs to buy time. He didn't display any of the inconsistencies in his game that were present in previous years. He was a very bright spot in an ugly performance by the Texans offense.