Points On The Board: DeShaun Watson Sets Rookie Record In Week 4

PUT IT ON THE BOARDHouston 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:

QUARTERBACK TEAM DATE POINTS SCORED
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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