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Deshaun Watson has mixed NFL debut in loss

By The Associated Press
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HOUSTON — Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says he hadn't decided who will be his starting quarterback against the Bengals this Sunday.

O'Brien pulled starter Tom Savage at halftime after he threw for just 62 yards and lost two fumbles, one that was returned for a touchdown in a 29-7 loss to the Jaguars.

Rookie and former Gainesville High and Clemson standout DeShaun Watson led the Texans to their only touchdown on his first drive, but lost a fumble and threw an interception.

Watson played well during the preseason but began the season as the announced backup to Savage.

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