HOUSTON - The Houston Texans rolled over Tennessee 57-14 Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium thanks to the play of their rookie QB.
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for four scores and ran for another, setting the all-time rookie record with five total touchdowns, according to the team.
He completed 25 of 34 pass attempts for 283 yards, four touchdowns, an interception and a 125.0 passer rating. He also ran for a 1-yard score.
Watson became the third rookie with three touchdown passes and a rushing score in a game in the last 15 seasons, joining Mariota and Cam Newton, according to ESPN.
The Texans’ 57 points were the most scored in a game in franchise history.
Houston initially set the record when Ka’imi Fairbairn hit a 40-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to give the Texans a 47-15 lead, and built on that moments later when linebacker Dylan Cole intercepted Matt Cassel and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown and 54-14 advantage.
The Texans added another field goal after Matt Cassel fumbled on a sack by Jadeveon Clowney.
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins surpassed 100 receiving yards for first time this season and 14th time in his career, while his teammate Will Fuller caught two touchdowns in his season debut.
Hopkins finished with 10 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Fuller, who missed the first three games with a broken collarbone, had four catches for 35 yards and two scores.
FROM USA TODAY
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