Bill O’Brien gets game ball from Deshaun Watson after Texans’ win over Patriots – Chron

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Bill O’Brien gets game ball from Deshaun Watson after Texans’ win over Patriots – Chron

By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

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  • Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston. Photo: Godofredo A Vásquez/Staff Photographer

    Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston.

    Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston.

    Photo: Godofredo A Vásquez/Staff Photographer

Photo: Godofredo A Vásquez/Staff Photographer

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston.

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston.

Photo: Godofredo A Vásquez/Staff Photographer

In an emotional moment, Texans coach Bill O’Brien was presented with the game ball by quarterback Deshaun Watson following a pivotal win over the New England Patriots.

A former New England offensive coordinator, O’Brien was 0-5 against Patriots coach Bill Belichick until Sunday night.

“He kept it short and quiet, but I know on the inside he was really happy to beat his former team,” Texans safety Justin Reid said. “You could see he was really happy about that. It was super cool. It was a special moment in the locker room for us as a team. He took it upon himself. Deshaun knew how much this game meant to coach OB.”

Added Watson: “It really came from all of us. He was excited. We all kind of jumped around. He probably teared up and cried in the back.”

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