On the Texans third possession of the game yesterday, Nick Novak went deep.
The veteran kicker drilled a 53-yard field goal to give the Texans a 17-3 lead over the Titans. It tied a career-long for him, and he was extra-animated after splitting the uprights.
"Very happy," Novak said. "I told somebody I was going to make the next 50-plus yarder. That's
something I've really worked on. I take it one kick at a time and I'm just ready for that next kick against the Vikings."
Novak also connected on a 45-yarder later in the second quarter, and converted all three of his point-after-tries as well.
On the season, he's made 9-of-11 field goal attempts and all six extra point tries.
Even though he was charged up after the 53-yarder, he said he needs to play it cooler next time.
"I celebrated quite a bit on that one and I've got to try and stay even-keel and move on to the next kick," Novak said.
Novak and the Texans will face the Vikings in Minneapolis next Sunday at noon CT.
Check out the best game photos as the Texans took on the Titans at NRG Stadium.