Watson, Watt lead Houston to 27-20 win over New England

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) flexes as he celebrates scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw for 344 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, and J.J. Watt defended a career-high four passes to lead the Houston Texans to a 27-20 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. Watson’s two touchdown passes and scoring run all came in the first half as the Texans built a 21-10 halftime lead. Watson and Houston’s offense slowed down after that to allow the Patriots to get back into it. But a 46-yard field goal by Káimi Fairbairn extended the lead to 27-20 with about 3½ minutes to go. Houston’s beleaguered defense sealed the victory with a stop after that.