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HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was sacked more than any other quarterback during the regular season.Houston’s struggles to protect him continued in the wild-card game on Saturday and it contributed to a 21-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.Watson Greg Mancz Jersey , who was sacked 62 times in the regular season, was sacked three times and hit eight more times in a disappointing playoff debut. He finished with 235 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception.He addressed the pass rush when he was asked about some low throws he made on Saturday.“The pressure was there,” he said. “I couldn’t step into my throws. It wasn’t where I was sitting there by myself with a full pocket. Guys were in my face and I was trying to make throws like that.”“I don’t think any quarterback can step into that throw and get their full strength and their lower body into it,” he continued. “A lot of balls can be low. That was it, really.”Houston’s passing game was also hampered by a shoulder injury to star receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a first half where they fell behind 21-0. Hopkins was second in the NFL with a career-high 1,572 yards receiving in the regular season, but was limited to five catches for 37 yards on a day he said that he sustained a Grade 3 AC strain of his right shoulder.Hopkins acknowledged it being difficult to play through his injury and was in so much pain after the game that he winced repeatedly during the simple task of trying to zip his jacket.He lamented Houston’s slow start.“I’m very disappointed,” he said. “That’s a good team that came out and jumped on us early. We just couldn’t fight back.”The Texans (11-6), who overcame a 0-3 start to win the AFC South, didn’t score until rookie Keke Coutee grabbed a 6-yard touchdown pass to cap a 16-play, 89-yard drive that included a fourth-down conversion that cut it to 21-7 with about 11 minutes left.Coutee, who returned after missing five games with a hamstring injury Jon Weeks Jersey , was a bright spot on a tough day for Houston, grabbing 11 receptions for 110 yards.The Texans led the NFL with nine comeback wins this season, but their attempt at a rally ended on their next possession when Watson’s pass on fourth-and-10 from the Indianapolis 24 fell short with about four minutes left.Despite their early exit from the playoffs, coach Bill O’Brien expressed optimism for the team after he fell to 1-3 in four playoff games.“I just didn’t do a good enough job getting (the) guys ready to play,” he said. “Doesn’t change my feelings about this team … I think there is a bright future for the organization when you have the players we have.”Watson, who played his first full season after tearing a knee ligament after seven games as a rookie last season, agreed with his coach and said Saturday’s game didn’t shake his belief in his abilities.“My future’s bright,” he said. “I’m not going to lose any confidence in myself, what I can do … just go back to work, keep this feeling in the back of my mind, go back to work this offseason, regroup next year.”The Texans were limited to 105 yards rushing and allowed 200 as they played from behind from the first series on. Running back Lamar Miller said the huge early deficit affected what they could do offensively.“It makes it difficult Alfred Blue Jersey ,” he said. “It makes us one-dimensional just trying to hurry up and try to put points on the scoreboard. I think the second half the defense did a great job of doing their job and us on the offensive side of the ball we just didn’t finish.”Andrew Luck threw for 191 of his 222 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to allow the Colts to build the big lead.Luck threw for 863 yards with six touchdowns as the teams split two meetings in the regular season. He picked up right where he left off in this one, when he found Eric Ebron on a 6-yard TD pass on their first possession. The Colts made it 14-0 on a 2-yard run by Marlon Mack later in the first quarter.Houston went for it on fourth-and-4 from the Indianapolis 45 on its second possession and Watson was intercepted by Kenny Moore II. It was his first interception since he threw two against the Redskins on Nov. 18.The Colts got to the 17 after that before J.J. Watt deflected Luck’s pass and he was intercepted by Brandon Dunn. But the Texans couldn’t move the ball and had to punt.Indianapolis pushed the lead to 21-0 when Luck connected with Dontrelle Inman on an 18-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.The Texans had a fourth-and-1 from the 9 late in the second quarter and went for it again instead of settling for a field goal. The gamble didn’t pay off when Watson’s pass to Hopkins was low and bounced in front of him in the end zone.“Our red area has been horrendous for the whole year,” O’Brien said. “We have had a lot of trips there, but we haven’t been able to score touchdowns down there. That was the case today.” BALTIMORE (10-2) at BUFFALO (9-3)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Ravens by 6RECORD VS. SPREAD - Ravens 6-5-1; Bills 8-3-1SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 5-3LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bills 47-3, Sept. 9, 2018LAST WEEK - Ravens beat 49ers 20-17; Bills beat Cowboys 26-15.AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 1, Bills No. 9RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (25).RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (6) Ryan Griffin Jersey , PASS (13).BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (5), PASS (23).BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (14), PASS (3).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and Bills QB Josh Allen made NFL debuts in mop-up duty in Ravens 47-3 season-opening win at Baltimore last year. 2018 first-round draft picks entered game 81 seconds of game clock apart in third quarter with Buffalo trailing 40-0. ... Ravens have best record through 12 games in team history, have won team-record eight straight', outscored opponents 271-119 over past eight. ... Baltimore has opportunity to clinch AFC North title and second consecutive playoff berth — and eighth under coach John Habaugh — with win combined with Steelers loss or tie. Ravens can also clinch with tie and Steelers loss. ... Jackson is first QB in NFL history with at least 2,500 yards passing and 950 rushing. With 977 yards rushing, he's 63 yards shy of breaking Michael Vick's single-season record for QBs. ... Jackson leads NFL with 32 TDs (25 passing, seven rushing) and 6.98 yards per carry. ... WR Marquise Brown leads NFL rookies with six TDs receiving. ... Mark Andrews' seven TDs receiving tied with Texans' Darren Fells for most by NFL tight ends, and also match single-season franchise record for TEs set by Todd Heap (2005) and Dennis Pitta (2012). ... Defense has allowed combined 30 points past three Kahale Warring Houston Texans Jersey , and allowed 11 TDs in past eight. ... Marcus Peters' five interceptions tied for league lead. ... PK Justin Tucker hit 15th career winning field goal — and second this season — from 49 yards as time expired against 49ers. ... Bills have best record through 12 games since 1996. ... Allen is 11-0 when completing at least 60% of his attempts, and 8-1 when he doesn't commit turnover. ... Allen is combined 55 of 82 for 672 yards and six TDs passing, two rushing, with one interception in past three games. ... Bills' 17 TDs passing are four more than last year. ... With 882 yards receiving, WR John Brown has already surpassed last year's total of 715 with Baltimore. ... Brown 115 yards receiving shy of matching career high set in 2015, and in line to become Bills' first to reach 1,000 since Sammy Watkins had 1,047 in 2015. ... Bills have 15 of their 37 sacks in past three outings. ... Rookie DT Ed Oliver had career-best two sacks last week. NFL's only rookie with five sacks and forced fumble. ... Fantasy tip: Despite wind gusts of up to 30 mph in forecast, no reason to bench QB Jackson, who has produced at least two touchdowns in each of past five games.
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