NFL Game Recap - Oakland at Houston
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

WAS
9
MIN
19
F
DEN
13
IND
15
F
TB
23
TEN
27
F
ARI
9
NO
31
F
CIN
10
LAR
24
F
NYJ
15
JAX
29
F
NYG
26
DET
31
F
LAC
17
CHI
16
F
PHI
31
BUF
13
F
SEA
27
ATL
20
F
CAR
13
SF
51
F
CLE
13
NE
27
F
OAK
24
HOU
27
F
GB
31
KC
24
F
MIA
14
PIT
27
F

Houston 27, Oakland 24

Oct 27, 2019, 4:25 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Oakland (3-4)

7

7

7

3

24

Houston (5-3)

7

3

3

14

27

Watson's 3 TD passes lead Texans over Raiders 27-24
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:08 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Scrambling to make a play, Houston's Deshaun Watson took a cleat above his left eye, adjusted his helmet but still couldn't really see. So he tossed the ball toward the end zone where he expected tight end Darren Fells to be.

"I kind of threw it blind," Watson said. "But I ... assumed where he was going and kind of adjusted and let my arm guide it. I didn't even see the play until after the game. I just kind of laid there and heard the crowd go crazy and knew we scored."

Watson threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter to lift the Texans to a 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in a game where the team lost star defensive end J.J. Watt to a season-ending injury to a pectoral muscle.

There were about 6 1/2 minutes left when Watson connected with Fells on the 9-yard scoring toss to put Houston up 27-24 for its first lead of the game.

"You see him do it time and time again," coach Bill O'Brien said. "That's who he is, he's a winner. We're thrilled he's on our team."

Oakland coach Jon Gruden was asked about how Watson was able to complete that play.

"You see Michael Jordan, you see some of the great athletics plays in any sport, you've got to tip your hat to the guy," Gruden said. "We had him three times, and then he makes an unbelievable throw."

Houston (5-3) forced a punt on the next drive when Gareon Conley, who was traded to the Texans from Oakland this week, knocked down a pass to Tyrell Williams on third down.

Fells had 58 yards receiving and two touchdowns and DeAndre Hopkins grabbed 11 catches for 109 yards.

Derek Carr had 285 yards passing with three touchdowns as the Raiders (3-4) lost for the second week in a row.

"This one hurt my heart so much," Carr said. "We only had three possessions in the second half ... and got points on two of them. The third one ... I felt like we should still be on the field."

The Texans had a chance to take the lead early in the third quarter, but Watson was sacked on third-and-11 from the 12 and they had to settle for a field goal that cut the lead to 14-13.

Carr found Williams on a 46-yard touchdown pass later in the third to make it 21-13.

Houston got within 21-20 when Watson threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Fells on the last play of the third quarter.

The Raiders made it 24-20 with a 44-yard field goal with about 11 minutes left.

Carr hit Hunter Renfrow on a short pass and he evaded a tackler and dashed 65 yards for a touchdown to put the Raiders up 7-0 with about four minutes left in the first quarter.

The Texans tied it later in the first when Watson threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Duke Johnson.

Darren Waller put the Raiders back on top when he grabbed an 8-yard reception for a touchdown with 9 1/2 minutes left in the second quarter. Waller celebrated the score with a nod to Houston by impersonating Rockets star James Harden. He faked a between the legs dribble before mimicking Harden's signature step back, taking an imaginary shot and finishing by doing the NBA star's stirring the pot celebration.

The Texans cut the lead to 14-10 at halftime with a 33-yard field goal late in the second quarter.

WATT'S INJURY

Watt was injured in the second quarter and tweeted afterward that he was done for the season.

His tweet said : "This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. Absolutely gutted that I won't be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can't stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes."

That tweet came after he retweeted a video of him making a tackle for a loss. The caption on the tweet read: "Look out for No. 99," and he added the comment: "Shoulda told my pec to look out lol."

Watt had three tackles, including one for a loss, and swatted down a pass before he was injured.

INJURIES

Houston CB Lonnie Johnson left in the first half with a concussion. ... Oakland DE Josh Mauro left in the first quarter with a groin injury. ... C Rodney Hudson left in the first half with an ankle injury. ... Houston LT Laremy Tunsil injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter and did not return.

UP NEXT

Raiders: Host Detroit next Sunday.

Texans: Face the Jaguars in London next Sunday.

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Passing

OAK Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
D. Carr 30 18 60.0 3 285 65 0 125.0 0
HOU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
D. Watson 39 27 69.2 3 279 46 0 115.2 3

Rushing

OAK Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jacobs 15 66 4.4 23 0
D. Washington 5 23 4.6 6 0
HOU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Hyde 19 83 4.4 20 0
D. Watson 10 46 4.6 12 0

Receiving

OAK Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Williams 3 91 30.3 46 1
H. Renfrow 4 88 22.0 65 1
HOU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Hopkins 11 109 9.9 21 0
D. Fells 6 58 9.7 23 2

Team Stats Comparison

OAK HOU
Points For 24 27
Total Yards 378 388
Rushing Yards 93 130
Passing Yards 285 258
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/30 27/39
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 15 29
Rushing Touchdowns 0 0
Passing Touchdowns 3 3
Penalties - Yards 11/100 7/50
Time Of Possession 24:07 35:53
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/12 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/1
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 1/1 3/5
Sacks Against 0 3
Punts - Average Yards 6/49 4/52
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/2 4/8
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 1/18 1/22

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OAK HOU
OAK 11:20 TD Hunter Renfrow 65 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 7 0
HOU 13:21 TD Duke Johnson 12 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter OAK HOU
OAK 5:24 TD Darren Waller 8 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 14 7
HOU 13:56 FG Ka'imi Fairbairn 33 yd FG 14 10
3rd Quarter OAK HOU
HOU 4:32 FG Ka'imi Fairbairn 40 yd FG 14 13
OAK 7:07 TD Tyrell Williams 46 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 21 13
4th Quarter OAK HOU
HOU 0:04 TD Darren Fells 4 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 21 20
OAK 4:12 FG Daniel Carlson 44 yd FG 24 20
HOU 8:34 TD Darren Fells 9 yd pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick) 24 27

Game Information

Stadium: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 71,893
Game Time: 3:08
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