Deshaun Watson made the most of his first career start on Thanksgiving, tossing four touchdown passes in a 41-25 blowout victory over the Houston Texans. Will Fuller had a monster showing on the holiday, catching six passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns — becoming just the eighth player with 170+ receiving yards on Thanksgiving. Fuller is just the fourth player to have 170+ receiving yards and two touchdown catches on Thanksgiving.
Watson has the most games with 3+ passing touchdowns in Texans history (13), surpassing Matt Schaub for the honor. His 24 touchdown passes are the most passing touchdowns by a Texans quarterback in the first 11 games of a season. He also is the only quarterback in each of the past two seasons throw for 250+ yards and a touchdown in 10 of the first 11 games of a season.
Fuller joined Mike Evans, Tyreek Hill and D.K. Metcalf as the only players in the NFL in the past two seasons with a receiving touchdown in at least seven of the first 11 games. His eight touchdown receptions are a career-high and is tied for sixth in the league.
Matthew Stafford, who already has the most passing yards on Thanksgiving, tied Tony Romo for the most touchdown passes (18) on the holiday with a 14-yard strike to Mohamed Sanu late in the fourth quarter. Stafford finished 28 of 41 for 295 yards with a touchdown and an interception, becoming the first player to ever throw for 3,000 career yards on Thanksgiving.
Adrian Peterson became the second-oldest player to score a touchdown on Thanksgiving with his 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that put the Lions up 7-0, a lead that ended-up being short lived. Peterson, who had two rushing touchdowns on the day, is only the second player over the age of 35 to score a rushing touchdown on Thanksgiving (Marcus Allen is the other). He finished with 15 carries for 55 yards and two scores.
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