BALTIMORE, Sporting Alert – Deshaun Watson was sacked six times in the Houston Texans 41-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
The former Clemson Tigers quarter was sacked five times in the first half alone, while the Texans trailed 14-0 at the interval and gave up 27 points in the second half.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, this is the seventh game across the past two seasons in which Watson has been sacked six times in a game.
The information went on to state that this is more than twice the amount of the next closest quarterbacks.
Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans’ Marcus Mariota and Josh Rosen of the Miami Dolphins each had three such games over that spread.
Watson threw for 169 yards with one interception, as the Texans went scoreless in the three quarters for the first time this year.
The Ravens (8-2) dominated the game from kicker to the wire, as star quarterback Lamar Jackson recovered from a slow start in which he went 1-of-6 for 12 yards in the first quarter, to finish 17 of 24 for 222 yards in the victory.
In another MVP performance, Jackson also ran with the ball nine times for 86 yards, as Baltimore took apart the Texans and won for the sixth successive weeks, the longest currently in the NFL.
He connected with Seth Roberts (15 yards), Mark Andrews (18 yards) and Mark Ingram (25 and 12 yards) for scores in the air on Sunday.
With his performance this week, Jackson became the first quarterback in Franchise history with multiple games with four-plus touchdown passes.
He had five TD passes in Week 1 against Miami.
The Ravens sit atop the AFC North standings.