Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson made some very composed plays against the Patriots in the first half on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. His off-balance throw that Stephon Gilmore intercepted was not one of those moments.
Gilmore, who signed in New England as a free agent, recorded his first interception as a member of the Patriots after Watson was hurried into a throw. The intended target was Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, but the ball fell into the grateful hands of Gilmore:
Stephon Gilmore’s first INT as a Patriots was, uh, pretty easy pic.twitter.com/VdBwR7rwAN
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) September 24, 2017
Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense capitalized on the turnover. Chris Hogan found himself wide open to catch New England’s second touchdown of the game:
TB12. To @ChrisHogan_15…
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017