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Video: Deshaun Watson Makes Absurd Play For Touchdown

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson walking off the field after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Texans 32-30. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson is absolutely incredible. This isn't breaking news by any means, but the touchdown throw he just delivered during today's Houston Texans game against the Oakland Raiders, serves as an effective reminder.

The Raiders have been giving the Texans a real run today. Watson's touchdown throw, his second of the day to tight end Darren Fells, put Houston up 27-24.

On the play, Watson looked like he was being sacked by one Raiders' pass rusher, but spun out of a sack attempt. He then narrowly avoided a second potential sack, and found Fells with a tiny window for the touchdown throw.

On first watch, it is an impressive play.

...that doesn't tell the entire story though. As a closer replay shows, as he avoids the sack, Watson actually gets kicked in the face by Arden Key. He then avoids Maxx Crosby to deliver the throw.

At the end of the play, Deshaun Watson actually got briefly examined, as Key appeared to catch him in the eye. The fact that it happened, and Watson shrugged it off to deliver such a time on the run is incredibly impressive.

The Texans now have a narrow lead late in the fourth quarter.

Watson has been great, completing 25-of-37 throws for 260 yards and three touchdowns, with another 49 yards on the ground. Hopefully the eye thing doesn't become an issue.

We should find out soon. The Raiders just punted back to Houston, with just under four minutes remaining.

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