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Right combination: Osweiler to Griffin for 6-yd TD

Posted Dec 4, 2016

Ryan Griffin's 6-yd TD catch helped the Texans tie the game at 7-all with the Packers.

A Brock Osweiler-to-Ryan Griffin 6-yard touchdown pass helped the Texans equalize the score at 7-apiece midway through the third quarter.

On 4th-and-1 at the Packers' 6, Osweiler rolled right and found an outstretched Griffin in the right side of the end zone. The tight end's diving catch was the 10th play of the drive. It came at the 7:32 mark in the third quarter.

"Brock did a great job," Griffins said of the touchdown pass. "He just threw it up for me and I went up and got it. I was really the only option on the play, so luckily it worked out."

Osweiler explained that the primary target was receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who'd gone in motion to the right side before the snap.

"We were trying to get the ball to Hop in the flat, but he wasn't open because the Packers did a great job of covering him initially," Osweiler said. "Griff did a tremendous job of selling the inside route and getting vertical and then headed to that back pylon. He ran a great route against that safety and was able to get some separation. Really, I just had to float it over that one linebacker, and Griff made a heck of a catch to get that first touchdown."

Houston went 63 yards and burned 4:57 off the game clock. A Will Fuller 16-yard punt return set the Texans up at their own 37-yard line.

Three plays after the rookie wideout's return, on a 3rd-and-9 at their own 38, Osweiler found Fuller for a 24-yard pickup. The Texans quarterback also connected with tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz for a gain of eight yards and Hopkins for 11.

The Texans sprinkled in runs of 1, 4 and 4 yards from Lamar Miller, and a 5-yarder from Jonathan Grimes.

The Griffin touchdown was his second scoring reception of the season. It was Osweiler's 13th touchdown pass in 2016.


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