Time after time on Sunday in New England, Deshaun Watson made plays.
With his arm, he completed 22-of-33 passes for 301 yards an a pair of touchdowns.
With his legs, he scrambled for 41 yards on eight carries, and shimmied his way out of a few near-sacks.
But ultimately, the Patriots made a few more plays than Watson could. And his self-evaluation was very restrained.
"It was decent," Watson said of his play in the loss. "We gotta capitalize in the red zone. Can't give Tom Brady the ball back with that much time, and we'll learn from it."
Watson, who was picked off once in the first half, and again trying for a Hail Mary touchdown on the final play of regulation, said the loss was "very painful".
Nonetheless, his confidence and play-making ability continued to impress his teammates.
"The guy's great," outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said. "I think he's going to be a great player for this Texans organization. We're confident in him, and the whole team is behind him."
Defensive end J.J. Watt agreed.
"I thought he played phenomenal," "He did a great job. You see what he can do with his legs. He gets himself out of tough situations. He can make plays. He's only going to get better with time."
Watson and the Texans will host the Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium in Week 4.
Texans fans showed up in support of their favorite team on Sunday in New England.