Texans player of the game: Will Fuller
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.