Leaky fourth quarter defense dooms Oakland Raiders in Week 8
By Brad Weiss
1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
Not only did Deshaun Watson lead the Houston Texans to two fourth quarter touchdown drives, bringing his team all the way back, his last touchdown pass was a thing of beauty. Watson was able to escape the pressure, get poked in the eye, and was still able to deliver the game winner to Darren Fells.
2. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
Everytime it looked like the Raiders would get a stop, there was DeAndre Hopkins, proving to be one of the elite wideouts in the AFC. Hopkins caught 11 passes for over 100 yards in the game, and it was his timely receptions that extended drives, and put the nail in the Raiders in this one.
3. Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Derek Carr took advantage of a banged up Houston Texans secondary in this one, throwing for 285 yards and three touchdowns against zero interceptions. He navigated this Texans defense all game long, and had Tyrell Williams been able to hang onto some passes late, he would have orchestrated yet another fourth quarter comeback.