PUT IT ON THE BOARD: Houston rookie quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for 283 yards with four touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the Texans’ 57-14 win against Tennessee.
Houston’s 57 points against Tennessee in Week 4 were the most in franchise history and marked the third highest single-game point total in NFL history with a rookie starting at quarterback.
The highest single game point totals with a rookie starting at quarterback:
|Tony Banks||St. Louis Rams||Nov. 10, 1996||59|
|Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks||Dec. 9, 2012||58|
|Deshaun Watson||Houston Texans||Oct. 1, 2017||57|
|Johnny Unitas^||Baltimore Colts||Nov 25, 1956||56|
|Chris Chandler||Indianapolis Colts||Oct. 31, 1988||55|
|^Pro Football Hall of Famer|
Watson joined Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (September 17, 1961 vs. Chicago) as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, four touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown in a single game.
Watson, who has seven touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns this season, is the only rookie quarterback in NFL history with at least seven passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in his team’s first four games of a season.
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