In what turned out to be an unexpectedly entertaining Thursday night affair, the Houston Texans ran their winning streak to five — they started the season 0-3 — and increased their lead in the AFC South by beating the Miami Dolphins, 42-23.
Here are three things we learned:
— Deshaun Watson is just about all the way back: Houston's quarterback hasn't quite lived up to Dabo Swinney's Michael Jordan comparisons in 2017 — and that was to be expected as Watson worked his way back from an ACL tear suffered last November while absorbing a constant beating this season behind a suspect offensive line. But Watson was in rare air against Miami, matching his career high with five touchdown passes — the best perhaps covering a mere 2 yards in the third quarter on fourth-and-goal when Watson extended a broken play before hitting Jordan Thomas on a throw to his right as he was drifting left. Watson finished with 239 yards and a 156.0 passer rating.
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