When the Texans needed a spark, they relied on the reliable.
In Saturday's Wild Card Playoff against the Bills, J.J. Watt came through with a third down sack, and Deshaun Watson followed on the next drive with a 20-yard touchdown run.
The Bills were facing 3rd-and-8 at the Houston 12-yard line in the middle of the third quarter when Watt dropped Josh Allen for the sack and a loss of eight yards. Buffalo kicked a field goal to make it 16-0 with 6:08 left in the third.
Watson and the offense went to work on the ensuing possession. They marched 75 yards in nine plays, burning 4:29 off the clock. Facing a 3rd-and-8 of their own, but at the Bills' 30-yard line, Watson hit Hopkins for a 10-yard completion and a fresh set of downs. On the next play, Watson kept the ball and went to the right side. With a good block from Cullen Gillaspia, and tough running of his own, Watson plowed over a pair of Bills and broke the plane of the goal line. He would keep on a 2-point conversion run, and the Texans trailed 16-8 with 1:33 left in the third quarter.
It was the first postseason touchdown run of his career.