The Texans came up short on Sunday in Seattle, but Deshaun Watson continued to dazzle at quarterback.
For the fifth straight game, Watson and the Texans' offense put 30-plus points on the scoreboard, as the rookie tossed four touchdowns and threw for 402 yards. Despite those individual heroics, he was disappointed after the 41-38 loss.
"I'm going to blame myself," Watson said. "I'm the quarterback. Maybe we could've got a different play or something. But we'll just live and learn from it."
Watson was picked off three times, but his teammates and coaches were quick to point out how dynamic he was on the afternoon. Will Fuller caught a pair of touchdown passes from Watson, and finished the day with five receptions for 125 yards. His first scoring catch was a 59-yarder, while the second was a 20-yard completion.
"It's great," Fuller said of Watson. "One of the plays I scored on today, I broke free and I just saw the ball in the air. Just things like that: him keeping the play alive and getting us a lot more touches."
Watson found Fuller twice for a score, and also hit Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins for touchdown strikes as well.
The Seattle defense is layered with playmakers, including the likes of safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Head coach Bill O'Brien said those two are some of the best to every play at their respective positions. Despite that, he didn't hesitate with the rookie Watson at quarterback.
"We have to attack," O'Brien said. "If you enter a game and you dip your toe in the water, you're probably not going to win that game anyway. You might as well go in there and attack, and that's what we do."
The Texans offense rang up 509 yards on the day.
They'll host the Colts next Sunday at noon inside NRG Stadium.
Texans fans showed up to support their team at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.