Sunday was a first for Tavierre Thomas.
The Texans veteran defensive back picked off his first career pass in the 21-14 loss to the Jets at NRG Stadium, intercepting Zach Wilson in the first quarter.
Thomas' takeaway was the 11th for the Texans in the last three games, and it was the third straight game Houston's defense came up with an interception. In that trio of contests, the Texans have intercepted seven passes, which is a new franchise record in a three-game span.
Thomas has been in the NFL since 2018. He was happy to get the pick but bummed it came during a defeat.
"A long time, I've been waiting a long time," Thomas said. "Happy it came yesterday. Mad we didn't get the win but glad I got my first one."
Thomas and the Texans have now come up with 20 takeaways in 2021, which is 11 more than last year's squad. Against Wilson and the Jets, they allowed just 109 passing yards, which is the lowest amount allowed by a Texans defense since the final game of the 2018 season. Still, Thomas explained the defense must do more.
"We are playing pretty good," Thomas said. "There are little areas we can clean up. We are playing pretty good, but we got to get the wins. Somehow, someway we have to come out and try to get another turnover or anything. We just have to get in the end zone. We haven't gotten in the end zone all year on defense, so that is one of the goals, not just take the ball away but get in the end zone."
Thomas and the Texans will host the Colts on December 5 at NRG Stadium in Week 13.Kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets