Brian Cushing

Texans' Watson wins 1st start vs historically bad Bengals

A black tux and bowtie. Deshaun Watson decided to dress in style for his first NFL start, one that came in prime time on his 22nd birthday.


The clothes and the moment were a perfect fit for the national champ.

Watson scrambled 49 yards for the game's only touchdown Thursday night, leading the injury-depleted Houston Texans to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. He avoided the big mistake, made the game-turning play, and led Houston (1-1) to a clinching field goal in the closing minutes.

"It was insane," defensive end Christian Covington said of the rookie's touchdown run . "That's why he is who he is. The whole...

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