A breakout game in Fuller's 2019 campaign

Texans player of the game: Fuller highlights dominant offensive showing

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Will Fuller was dominate for the Texans against the Falcons on Sunday helping them with almost every scoring drive on the day.

He started the day with a strike from Deshaun Watson through a tight window for the Texans first score of the day.

The next time out Watson would again find his favorite target of the day.

On a Texans field goal drive Fuller had a 36 yard scamper to get into Falcons territory and got the team in position for the kick with a gain of eight yards on third and long.

Two of the next three drives would see Fuller get stuffed at the one yard line, nearly scoring both times. The Texans would put points on the board both times, once on the ground with Carlos Hyde and another through the air to Darren Fells.

The icing came as the Texans sought him out to close out the game. On third down just under the two-minute warning Fuller hauled in a 44-yard strike for a score galloping into the end zone.

Fuller would finish the day with a fantastic 14 catches fro 217 yards and three touchdowns. He tied the franchise record for receptions and touchdowns in a single game with his performance. It was the fifth highest single-game yard total in franchise history. It is the most yards in a game Fuller has had in either his college or NFL career. He had two games in college where he scored three touchdowns.

Fuller said these were the most yards he has had in one game since high school where his high total was 276 yards.

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Proving that things can always get worse, the Houston Texans(1-6) hit rock bottom losing to the Green Bay Packers 36-20 Sunday at NRG Stadium. The Packers (5-1) extended their winning streak at NRG stadium to 6-0.

All phases of the Texans defense failed to stop the Packers' marching orders. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was good for 23-34 throwing for 283 yards and four touchdowns. Two of those scores went to Davante Adams, who had a career day with 13 receptions for 196 yards.

With Gareon Conley still on the IR, defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver moved cornerback Lonnie Johnson to safety. The move did not pan out. The Texans played man coverage instead of zone, which led to Adams having his big day. Houston's corners stunk up the joint, too.

The offense wasn't anything to brag about, either. Quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to struggle with a lack of talent surrounding him. Is there a less effective running back tandem than David Johnson and Duke Johnson? While DeAndre Hopkins was having his 34th career 100-yard game for the Arizona Cardinals, running back David Johnson, who the Texans received in trade for Hopkins, delivered another lackluster performance, rushing for 42 yards on 14 attempts. Johnson is making $12 million this year and averaging less than four yards per carry. Meanwhile, Kenyan Drake (Arizona), Antonio Gibson (Washington), and James Robinson (Jacksonville) all are averaging more than four yards, and all three of their salaries combined are less than Johnson's. Sorry Houston, you won't see a return on the David Johnson investment.

Looking forward

The Texans franchise is clearly foundering. Former multi-untalented general manager and head coach Bill O'Brien didn't just leave a 0-4 record, he left a dumpster wildfire that may take the Texans years to extinguish. While other losing teams may be "Tanking for Trevor," the Texans are bereft of first and second round picks next year.

Last season, the AFC South saw the emergence of the Tennessee Titans and the division is even stronger now. If the New York Jets are in position to draft Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and that plays out, current Jets' quarterback Sam Darnold could be heading to the Indianapolis Colts. The years of winning empty titles in a weak division are over for the Texans. Davante Adams' performance Sunday made one thing painfully clear to Texans fans: second-tier coaches directing third-tier players is a recipe for disaster.

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