Next Gen Stats: Texans WR Will Fuller ran the fastest go route of 2020 vs. Lions

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Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller is known for his speed, and he put it on full display Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions.

Amid the 41-25 win at Ford Field in Week 12, Fuller caught a 40-yard touchdown pass to put the Texans ahead 34-17 with 12:09 to go in the game.

According to Next Gen Stats, Fuller’s speed of 21.56 MPH on that particular play was the fastest speed of any player this season on a go route.

On the afternoon, Fuller collected six catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a victory that moves the Texans to 4-7 on the season and gives them a bit of an optimistic boost heading into a 10-day mini-bye.

“Once we got those opportunities, I took advantage of them. I picked my spots and that’s when those opportunities came, and Will did a good job of capitalizing too,” quarterback Deshaun Watson said.

The Texans get back in action on Dec. 6 against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium.