The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second loss in a row after a nine-game winning streak.

Deshaun Watson wasn't having it.

The coolheaded quarterback threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2 minutes, 15 seconds left, lifting the Texans to a 29-22 victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night in East Rutherford, N.J.

"It doesn't surprise me that he's able to stay controlled in those situations," Hopkins said about Watson. "He's done that before in big games in his career. On the sideline, everyone was composed. Nobody panicked."

And no one was more in control than Watson. "The game is never over for me," he said. "… I just go out there with the ball in my hands, put the load on my shoulders and lead the team to victory. I've been doing that my whole life."

After the Jets (4-10) took their first lead on Elijah McGuire's 2-yard touchdown run, the Texans (10-4) answered.

Watson completed passes of 20 and 3 yards to Demaryius Thomas and 7 yards to Hopkins. Watson then found Hopkins streaking down the left sideline.

Cleveland 17, Denver 16: Baker Mayfield threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns, Nick Chubb ran for 100 yards and the Browns (6-7-1) kept their faint playoff hopes alive by beating the host Broncos (6-8).

Mayfield's 2-yard TD toss to Antonio Calloway with just under 12 minutes left made it 17-13. The Broncos responded with a 13-play drive, but on fourth-and-1 from the Cleveland 6, Denver coach Vance Joseph had Brandon McManus kick a field goal instead of going for it.

"I wanted points there," Joseph said. "We had about 4:35 left. We had one timeout and the two-minute warning. I trust our defense to get a stop there."

Denver got the ball back at their 13 with 1:49 left but only reached the 50-yard line. Case Keenum ran for a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions.


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