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3-3, 1st in AFC South

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after he had two interceptions, a TFL and three passes defensed in Houston's 33-17 victory over the Browns.

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Power Rankings: Houston bounces back

Sure, it was against the Browns. But the Texans rebounded impressively, regaining much of the ground they lost a week ago.

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FPI: Texans' playoff hopes jump

Houston's chances at reaching the postseason continue to be a roller-coaster ride. After dwindling to 6.6 percent following the Week 1 throttling by Jacksonville, the Texans' chances are above 40 percent for the first time since the preseason.

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Steelers rebound, Packers tumble in Power Rankings (1:00)
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Riddick says Texans and Titans are on top of AFC South (1:03)
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Vote: The best and worst from Sunday in the NFL

Which performance from Sunday in the NFL stood out the most? What was the biggest surprise? And how will the Packers fare without their quarterback?

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Saturday says Watson is playing 'lights-out' football (2:01)
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Watson continues brilliant play (0:49)
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Watson torching opponents with play-action

Deshaun Watson threw two touchdowns off of play-action on Sunday for the third consecutive game, the first time a QB has done so in the last 10 seasons. His eight play-action TD passes this year lead the NFL and are twice as many as Texans QBs had in all of 2016. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Browns' Jackson isn't buying Watson text story

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson seemed perplexed by a report during the game broadcast on CBS that he had texted Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson the day of the draft and said, "be ready."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson said he and Browns coach Hue Jackson built a relationship during the draft process and knew Cleveland was a possibility after getting a text from Jackson the morning of the draft. Watson said he didn't have a chip on his shoulder playing the Browns on Sunday and is just happy to be in Houston.

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Watson tosses 3 TDs as Texans beat Browns 33-17

Deshaun Watson threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first rookie in NFL history with at least three TD passes in three straight games, helping give the Houston Texans a 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson continued his historic start to his career, now with 15 passing touchdowns through six games, which is the most by a rookie quarterback in that timeframe since the NFL-AFL merger. Despite losses on defense, Watson continues to put up points on the board, and the Texans have scored 30 or more points in four straight games, a franchise record.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

That pick-six perfectly encapsulates the risk of Deshaun Watson's aggressiveness. Great for fantasy, but his INT rate is due to rise.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson's pass intended for Will Fuller was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Browns DB Jason McCourty. That was Watson's first career pick-six and his fifth of the season.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

With that TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson now has 23.78 fantasy points today. If that holds, Watson has already broken the record for fantasy points by a quarterback through his first five starts, his 130.88 eclipsing Cam Newton's 128.40.

Team Stats

Passing Yards206.224th
Rushing Yards137.72nd
Points For29.23rd
Points Against24.524th

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