With one game remaining in 2020, Deshaun Watson has recorded 30 passing touchdowns in a single season, becoming the Houston Texans all-time franchise leader. By the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Watson had thrown three touchdown passes, breaking the previous record of 29 set by Matt Schaub in 2009.
After a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Darren Fells, Watson helped lead the Texans to their first lead of the day, up 31-27 with 6:15 left in the game, and a new franchise record.
Watson also reached 100 career passing touchdowns with his second score of the game, a two-yard grab by David Johnson in the third quarter. Watson became the fastest player in NFL history to 100 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns by six games (Aaron Rodgers, 59). He is now the fifth-fastest player to reach 100 passing touchdowns in NFL history in just his 53rd career game.
In the Texans 37-31 loss to the Bengals, Watson completed 24-of-33 passes (72.7 percent) for 324 yards, three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 133.9 rating.
Despite a disappointing 4-11 record this season, Watson continues to shine, setting a new single-season career high in passing yards and passed Schaub (4,370 in 2010) for the second-most passing yards by a Texans quarterback in a season. Through his 15 starts this season, Watson is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 4,458 yards, 30 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 112.1 passer rating. He has also rushed for 432 yards on 87 carries for three touchdowns.