Our lead video producer, Tyler Suddarth, was putting together an episode of our series 'The 53' on the 2019 season and assigned me with the job of writing and recording the narration.
I'm no John Facenda or Harry Kalas (kids, look them up), but I love doing these things. And I knew it would great to focus in on some of the memorable joy-is-in-the-journey moments.
It's totally understandable to zero in on the last game when you reflect on the 2019 Texans. That's when it all came to a conclusion on a frustrating day that started brilliantly and ended badly.
But so much of this run was a fun campaign that deserves our attention and reflection.
Even the preseason had some moments. Green Bay, with the players riding the kids' bikes to practice and Coach O'Brien making friends with a special needs kid, was a trip I'll never forget.
The opener in New Orleans had a painful ending but the game was an instant classic that once again showed Deshaun Watson's clutch ability.
Other memories featured in the episode:
The defense with the goal-line stop of the Jags' two-point attempt to get the first win.
The tight ends going nuts with three TD catches on a steamy day in L.A. in a win over the Chargers.
The 53-point eruption against Atlanta on a day when the Texans inducted Bob McNair into the Ring of Honor.
Beating the Chiefs at Arrowhead with a dominant fourth quarter, highlighted by Watson hitting DeAndre Hopkins for a fourth down clock-killer.
The eye-kick TD pass against the Raiders.
The complete game at Wembley Stadium against Jacksonville in front of Traveling Texans from all over the world.
The clutch Thursday night fourth quarter against Indy at home.
The first win against the Patriots in 10 years, on the national Sunday night stage.
Beating the Titans in their building to take control of the division.
Blasting the Bucs with four interceptions to clinch the AFC South.
Roaring back from a 16-0 second half deficit to down Buffalo in overtime on an unforgettable playoff night.
Of course the ending of the season hurt. But this video will help you remember some of the very good things this team accomplished and might get you just a bit more fired up for what's to come from Watson and company in 2020.
Check out some of the best celebration shots from the 2019 season.