The Houston Texans got the good start they wanted against the Oakland Raiders in their Wild Card playoff matchup thanks to former No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney.
On the Raiders’ second drive of the game, rookie quarterback Connor Cook – making his first career NFL start – tried to set up a screen pass for running back Latavius Murray.
Clowney read the play perfectly and dropped off his rush at the perfect moment. He tipped the ball up to himself and intercepted the pass, giving the Texans great field position early in the game.
The replay shows that with Cook rolling away from Clowney, he went easy on the rush. This allowed him to reverse his direction a lot easier.
The Texans would score on the next play when Lamar Miller ran it in from seven years out. Houston would eventually stretch their lead to 10-0 midway into the first quarter.