Moments after quarterbacking the Texans to a game-winning drive in Denver,
“It felt good,” Savage said. “It felt good to get the win.”
Savage helped march the offense 74 yards in 3:26 for a touchdown and two-point conversion, but his head coach didn’t go bananas either.
“He led us on a little drive,” Bill O’Brien said.
The rookie from Pitt was a crisp 5-of-6 for 68 passing yards, and twice on the nine-play drive he converted on third down. But his final four passes were his shining moments of the series.
He drilled one into Labhart again, and the Texans took a 18-17 lead that would hold up for the victory.
“It was awesome for the team, I think,” Savage said. “A lot of the younger guys were out there playing their tails off. I think we all did a pretty good job.”
Labhart agreed with his fellow rookie.
“Tom did a great job of leading us down the field,” Labhart said. “Griff got us in the end zone, and the o-line protected. It was a real fun last drive.”
“You just have to trust the process with how you were prepared,” Savage said. “I think the coaches did a great job. This game especially, Fitz and Case were helping me out on the sidelines a ton. Coach Godsey helped me out. It was good.”
The win pushed the Texans to 2-1 in the preseason, and the finale is Thursday night at NRG Stadium against San Francisco.