Will Fuller had a terrific game. Bob Levey/Getty Images
The Dolphins had closed the gap to just four on a trick play that baffled the Texans. Danny Amendola caught a lateral and tossed a long floater for a touchdown. The Texans saw their lead trimmed to four and momentum swaying to the Dolphins. Then Will Fuller happened.
After a rush for two yards by Alfred Blue, Deshaun Watson faked the handoff and quickly saw Will Fuller streaking across the field. What followed was a perfectly thrown pass and the receiver being so far ahead of the play he walked in for the score. Watson to Fuller for the 11th time in their career. This one for 73 yards and a resounding answer to the Dolphins.
Fuller had plenty of important catches but none more important than the long score. It was an important rebuttal for a team that has rarely showcased the ability to respond so quickly and effectively.
The bad news though, Fuller would leave the game in the fourth quarter after drawing a pass interference penalty. He appeared to injure his right knee on the play and went to the locker room. He would not return. He finished the day with five catches for 124 yards and the one score.
One of the big reasons the Houston Texans were able to come away with a victory over the Denver Broncos was the monster performance from rookie pass rusher Will Anderson.
After Sunday's game, Anderson is now up to 5 sacks on the season, 1 more than Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite, Jalen Carter. Anderson also tipped a pass that led to an interception, and got his hands on a punt that gave Houston great field position. And let's not forget, he blocked a field goal earlier in the season, which is no small feat.
So with 5 games left to play, there's a legit possibility Anderson could snatch the DROY award away from Carter if he can get close to 10 sacks on the season.
Also, DeMeco Ryans is becoming the standard for what teams are looking for in a head coach. CJ Stroud is the front-runner for OROY.
With all this in mind, is there any argument against the Texans being the most exciting young team in the NFL?
We're already seeing the national media come around, and the NFL flexed the Texans-Broncos to get more eyes on Stroud.
And not to mention, it's starting to look like Nick Caserio nailed 3 out of 4 first round picks, with Derek Stingley recording 4 interceptions in his last 3 games.
It's been a long time coming for Texans fans. Every level of the organization appears to be in contention for prestigious awards.
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