When a quarterback throws an interception on a team’s opening drive, you can feel the collective groan from a fan base. For Buccaneers fans, it’s actually been good when Jameis Winston throws an opening drive INT.
Jameis Winston threw an INT on the opening drive for the 5th time in the last 7 games.
The @Buccaneers are 4-0 in the previous 4 games.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 21, 2019
Fortunately, for Houston fans, the first loss came today.
With the Bucs down 23-20, the Houston offense stalled. Tampa took the ball and Winston threw his fourth interception on the fifth play of the drive.
Deshaun Watson wasn’t exactly spectacular (19/32, 184 yards, 1 INT), but against Winston the Texans didn’t need him to be. Winston finished 24/46, 326 yards, 1 TD and 4 INTs.
With the win, Houston clinches the AFC South.
Bradley Roby 27-yd INT Return TD, 7-0 Texans
Carlos Hyde 1-yd TD run, 17-3 Texans
Ronald Jones II 4-yd TD run, 17-10 Texans
Winston to Justin Watson, 17-17
Jameis Winston 4th INT
Final Call: Texans Win 23-20