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Texans Keep It Rolling!

Turn that 6 upside down, it’s a 9 now!

That’s exactly how the Texans season is going! They defeated the Cleveland Browns 29-13 convincingly.

In what I considered a trap game, the Texans took care of business early and throughout the game. They led 23-0 at halftime, forcing 3 turnovers and a pick-6 in the process.

With the Colts loss to the Jaguars, the Texans now have a 3-game lead over the AFC South. Playoffs are looking more than likely for the Texans at this point.

Here are the Heroes for week 13:

Zach Cunningham

<p>Houston Texans inside linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) runs past Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Chris Hubbard (74) for a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL</p>

(Dec. 2, 2018 – Source: Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff photographer, retrieved from chron.com)

I have to put Zach Cunningham on the list since he got the only defensive TD of the game. He baited Baker Mayfield into a 38-yard pick 6 in the 2nd quarter of the game. Included with his TD was 2 tackles and 2 pass deflections.

Jordan Thomas

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Thomas (83) beats Cleveland Browns free safety Jabrill Peppers (22) for an 11-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer

(Dec. 2, 2018 – Source: Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff photographer, retrieved from chron.com)

Just like Zach Cunningham with the only defensive TD, Jordan Thomas is on the list because he has the only offensive TD of the game as well. He secured an 11-yard TD in the first quarter vs Cleveland. Along with the TD was 3 receptions for 32 yards.

Deshaun Watson

<p>Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Houston.</p>

(Dec. 2, 2018 – Source: Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff photographer, retrieved from chron.com)

Deshaun Watson is the most critical piece in the Texans season turnaround. The 9-game win streak wouldn’t be possible without Watson. He had another solid performance today, finishing with a stat line of 22/31, 224 yards, and a TD. Watson already said that he’s in playoff mode, and he proves it every week with these type of performances.

Deandre Hopkins

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The main reason I place Deandre Hopkins on this list is because he performs every week. He had another strong performance, securing 7 receptions for 91 yards. Hopkins is another critical piece of the Texans 9 game win streak.

I don’t have any Zeroes for the week. The performance wasn’t perfect but there wasn’t anyone that is terrible. Here’s to extended the win streak to 10 games next streak vs the Colts.

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