The Houston Texans scored a franchise-record 57 points in a win over the Titans on Sunday.
If you ask the players, the best part about that big win is that they believe the team can get much better.
The biggest reason for Houston’s success on Sunday was the dynamic play of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. The 12th overall pick in this year’s draft threw four touchdowns passes and ran for another in his third NFL start.
Watson became the first rookie to throw four touchdown passes and run for another one since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 and he tied an NFL record for most TDs by a rookie quarterback.
He’s one of many who think this team has only scratched the surface of how good it can be.
“I have a long way to go,” Watson said. “And it’s still early in my career and just hope to build on it.”
His big performance was helped by the return of receiver Will Fuller, who missed the first three games after breaking his collarbone early in training camp. The pair connected for two touchdowns as the Texans scored the most points in the NFL since Seattle scored 58 on Dec. 9, 2012, against Arizona.
“That was just our first time playing together,” Fuller said. “It’s only going to get better, and I’m looking forward to that.”