Texans No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney had a big impact for the Texans against the Falcons on Saturday, recording two tackles and a sack.
The Houston Texans defeated the Atlanta Falcons 32-7 in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.
After the Falcons tied the game 7-7 inside the two minute mark of the second quarter, the Texans responded with 25 unanswered points to win the game. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 9 of 12 for 97 yards and a TD, giving him a game-best 126.0 passer rating. Fitzpatrick also added 25 rushing yards on two carries.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 3 of 7 for 37 yards and left in the middle of the second quarter. Backup QB T.J. Yates – a former Texan who led the team to their first ever playoff win in 2011 – threw two INTs, one of which was returned for a TD.
Of the 32 points the Texans scored, only 13 of them were as a result of offensive TDs – the Texans also added two field goals, a Punt Return-TD and a 64-yard INT-TD both in the 4th quarter.
Texans rookie DE Jadeveon Clowney, who the team drafted No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL draft, made a huge statement for the Texans in the first quarter when he made two back-to-back plays in the Falcons backfield. First a high-imapct tackle for a loss on RB Antone Smith, which he immediately followed with a sack of QB Matt Ryan.