- Deshaun Watson had another superb performance, leading his Texans to a win in Detroit, 41-25
- Matt Patricia’s time on the Lions’ bench is slowly nearing its end.
- Washington Football Team demolished the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, 41-16.
- Alex Smith and the boys have a nice chance now to win the NFC East division.
Texans Having a Blast in Detroit
Houston Texans won three of their last four matches, and are now able to force their way into the playoff race. They need to beat the Colts in both games over the next two weeks and also snap a win in Chicago over the struggling Bears.
If they keep the same level of play as in the recent few weeks, that wouldn’t be impossible.
Deshaun Watson broke Lion’s defense last night with four touchdown passes and 378 yards. His performances over these could of weeks have been magnificent, and the Texans’ QB is arguably the hottest player in the league right now. Watson hit Will Fuller V six times for 171 yards, and two of those passes were touchdowns.
JJ Watt had a pick-six early on, while CJ Prosise and Duke Johnson both added one TD for the guests.
On the other side, Adrian Peterson had two TDs, both one-yard rushes, and Mohamed Sanu caught one in the final period. Matt Stafford had 295 passing yards for one TD and one interception.
Even though both teams have four wins and seven losses, the momentum is on Houston’s side, as they head upwards, while Detroit slowly sinks. The pressure on the head coach Matt Patricia is enormous, and he might be out in the next couple of weeks.
“My focus every day is on the guys in that locker room and working as hard as I can to help them be successful,” he told the reporters once asked about his job.
Superb Washington Tops the NFC East
Even though this could be just temporary, the Football Team announced their intentions to reach the playoffs, even though Ron Rivera’s side has a 4-7 record.
“Our record’s not the best,” Antonio Gibson said. “We’re still in it. That gives us hope. That’s what we’re pushing for is we can still make the playoffs right now. We’re going to keep going.”
Gibson was fantastic with three rushing touchdowns last night, completely casting a shadow on the league’s biggest star at that position, Ezekiel Elliott. Washington’s rusher had 20 reps for 115 yards and those three scores. Alex Smith didn’t want to risk anything but followed Gibson’s hot performance, and the veteran threw just 149 yards for a TD and an interception. That one pass for a score was to Logan Thomas.
On the other side, Elliott had 32 yards in 10 carries, and was completely stopped by the Football Team’s defense. Andy Dalton had 215 passing yards for a touchdown and an interception each. The only bright spot in Dallas’ team was Amari Cooper, who had six receptions for 112 yards and one score. Cowboys are now 3-8, and even though they still have chances to reach the postseason, it seems that they slowly begin to fall apart.