Deshaun Watson dashes in for 2 first half TD's at Philadelphia

Deshaun Watson was efficient through the air and deadly on the ground in the first half of the road game at Philadelphia.

The second-year quarterback rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, giving the Texans at 16-13 advantage at the intermission.

Watson's first score was a 5-yard run to the left, and after Ka'imi Fairbairn missed the extra point try, it gave the Texans a 9-6 lead with 10:23 left in the second quarter. That was the lone play on a drive that lasted four seconds after a Jadeveon Clowney strip-sack and recovery set Watson and company up with 1st-and-Goal at the 5.

With the half coming to a close, Watson struck again, running to the left side for a 6-yard touchdown. Fairbairn was good on the point after, and Houston led 16-13 with 1:17 left in the half.

That capped an 80-yard drive that took eight plays and lasted 1:51.

According to the Texans media relations department, Watson is the first quarterback to throw at least 40 touchdown passes and rush for five touchdowns in his first 22 career games in NFL history. Watson has thrown 43 career touchdown passes and rushed for six touchdowns.

In the first half, Watson completed 10-of-14 pass attempts for 105 yards. He also ran four times for 25 yards.

The Houston Texans are warmed up and ready to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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