Deshaun Watson lights up Lions in Thanksgiving Day romp

Deshaun Watson had his way with the Lions.

In the Texans 41-25 Thanksgiving Day romp at Ford Field, the quarterback riddled Detroit's defense for four touchdown passes, and completed 17-of-25 attempts for 318 yards. Six different times he hit a receiver for a completion of 27 yards or more. His passer rating on the day was 150.4.

After finding running back C.J. Prosise for a 2-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter, Watson dropped a pair of deep beauties to Duke Johnson for 33 yards and a score, and Will Fuller V for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Then, on a fourth quarter trick play, he found Fuller for a 34-yard score.

"I just still have that mentality to take what the defense gives me," Watson said. "Once we got those opportunities, I took advantage of it. I picked my spots, and that's when those opportunities came.

He continues to light up the stat sheet, and continues to avoid turning the ball over. He's now gone six straight games without throwing an interception, as he was last picked off in a home win over the Jaguars on October 11. In that same span, he's thrown 15 touchdowns and eclipsed the 300-yard mark in four of those contests. Fuller finished with six catches for 171 yards, and now has caught 22 touchdown catches from Watson. He's impressed with his quarterback.

"Deshaun is playing great," Fuller said. "He's our leader and we're going to keep making it happen."

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel said Watson "was right on" in Thursday's victory, and described how the offensive line helped Watson light up the scoreboard.

"He spreads the ball around many times," Crennel said. "If they give him time, he's able to make plays. He's got that kind of accuracy."

As masterful as he was, Watson still pointed to areas where he could've been better.

"It was definitely good, but I missed two touchdowns to 'Ake (TE Jordan Akins)," Watson said. "I think I missed another two or three throws."

Watson and the Texans will face the Colts at NRG Stadium a week from Sunday. That December 6 contest will kick off at Noon CT.

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