Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.

A scrum is formed on the goalie as New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) scores a touchdown run against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
A scrum is formed on the goalie as New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (25) scores a touchdown run against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

After Darnold and Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah McGuire’s 2-yard touchdown run, Watson and the Texans (10-4) answered right back.

New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire celebrates his touchdown run against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire celebrates his touchdown run against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) avoids a hit from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) avoids a hit from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

A holding call on cornerback Morris Claiborne on third down prolonged the drive, and Watson completed passes of 20 and 3 yards to Demaryius Thomas and 7 yards to Hopkins to get to New York’s 14. Watson then found Hopkins streaking down the left sideline and launched a pass that the receiver somehow came down with despite being tightly covered by Claiborne.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 40-yard field goal made it 29-22 with 54 seconds left. Darnold and the Jets (4-10) had one more opportunity to try to tie — or win — but Houston held on.

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) launches the football into the stands after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Darnold (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) launches the football into the stands after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Darnold (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) tries to avoid a sack from Houston Texans nose tackle Brandon Dunn during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) tries to avoid a sack from Houston Texans nose tackle Brandon Dunn during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) scrambles as Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) tries to stop him during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) scrambles as Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) tries to stop him during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Source: The Associated Press

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