T.J. Yates, backup quarterback for the Houston Texans, succeeded in completing his first touchdown pass since a January, 2012 playoff victory over the Cincinnati Bengals leading the Houston Texans in a 10-6 upset victory in Cincinnati, according to NFL.com.
One of the last players to leave Paul Brown Stadium field, Yates has now has two improbable wins over the Cincinnati Bengals. After beating the Bengals 10-6 on Monday November 16, it became the next tale in the story called, “The Cincinnati Bengals Cannot Beat T.J. Yates,” reported ESPN.
Yates has not thrown an NFL pass since September 18,2014 before playing the game against the Bengals. Left tackle, Duane Brown walked right over to Yates with an important message during the moment. “Let your legend grow,” Brown recalls telling Yates, stated ESPN.
“Did you see that first pass?” Yates explained. It was short right to the turf. “I was a little nervous. I was definitely nervous. The good thing about being so familiar was all the guys in the huddle. …Just going into the huddle and you’re not seeing total strangers. You’re seeing guys that are your friends and that you’ve known for a long time. You know they supreme confidence in you even after that first pass.”
DeAndre Hopkins score was the only touchdown of the night in the victory that took three hours. The Bengals offense was ranked third in the NFL in points scored and sixth in yards gained, managed just 256 total yards against a motivated and inspired Texans defense that was playing on the road, stated sbnation.com.