After the Houston Texans extended their franchise record with a ninth straight win on Sunday Byron Murphy Jersey , J.J. Watt was asked to reflect on how far the team has come in the past year.I was on the couch a year ago so this is a lot better, said Watt, who missed the last 11 games of Houstons 4-12 2017 season with a broken leg. I was in a lot of pain. So its good for us to be winning this is what its supposed to feel like. Honestly this is how you dream it up.Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and the Texans intercepted rookie Baker Mayfield three times, returning one for a score, to get the 29-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that extended the streak.The Texans (9-3), who opened the season 0-3, havent lost since Sept. 23 to take a commanding lead atop the AFC South. While they appreciate what theyve done to turn things around, theyre quick to note that they still have plenty of work left to do.It means a lot especially from where we came from 0-3 but its not the Super Bowl so were still fighting Andy Isabella Jersey , receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.Houston raced out to a 23-0 halftime lead and added two second-half field goals by Kaimi Fairbairn to give him five on Sunday.Mayfield, the top overall pick in this years draft, had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions for the first time since he was a freshman at Texas Tech in 2013. He entered the game having thrown nine touchdown passes with just one interception in the past three games as the Browns (4-7-1) won consecutive games for the first time since 2014.Mayfield lamented the mistakes he made in this one.(If) I wouldve taken care of the ball, this game wouldve been very close, he said.He finished with 397 yards passing and had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after throwing a career-best four in a win over the Bengals last week. Houstons fearsome pass rush, led by Watt and Jadeveon Clowney didnt sack Mayfield, but they hurried and harassed him for much of the day.His interceptions all came before halftime to help the Texans build the big early lead.He probably wasnt feeling too dangerous in the first half Zach Allen Jersey , but he was feeling a little more dangerous in the second half, Watt said.Houston was up 3-0 after an early field goal when Watson, who finished with 224 yards, connected with rookie Jordan Thomas on an 11-yard touchdown pass. Hopkins set up that score when he made a 24-yard reception after T.J. Carrie grabbed his dreadlocks in an attempt to slow him down two plays earlier.Zach Cunningham made it 17-0 when he grabbed his first career interception and ran 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Officials first ruled him down at the 1, but the play was reviewed and changed to a touchdown.Kareem Jackson was called for a 47-yard pass interference penalty on Clevelands next drive to put the Browns at their 20. But Mayfield threw another interception two plays later and it was returned 18 yards by Johnathan Joseph.Houston added another field goal to make it 20-0 with about three minutes left in the second quarter.Mayfields third interception came late in the second quarter when Andre Hal grabbed the ball in the end zone.Lamar Miller had 103 yards rushing for his second straight 100-yard game and fourth of the season and Hopkins had seven receptions for 91 yards.Cleveland continued to struggle in late-season games, and the Browns fell to 9-39 in December and January games since 2008.Nick Chubb got the Browns on the board in the third quarter when his 2-yard TD run cut the lead to 23-7 with about 9½ minutes left. Rashard Higgins had a 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, but the 2-point conversion failed to leave the Browns down 29-13.Houston added another field goal after that before a mistake-filled possession by the Browns. First Mayfield threw what looked to be a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie Antonio Callaway, but it was brought back because of a holding penalty by left tackle Greg Robinson.Two plays later Hakeem Butler Jersey , Mayfield connected with Callaway again and he gained 71 yards before rookie Justin Reid chased him down from behind and knocked the ball out of his hands just before he would have scored. It bounced into the end zone where it was recovered by the Texans.It was just trying to make something happen, Reid said. I didnt want him to score so just make a play on the ball and see if it would come out. Good thing for us it did.INJURIESCleveland cornerback Denzel Ward left in the first half with a concussion. Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi injured his biceps in the second quarter and didnt return. Joseph didnt return after injuring his neck in the second quarter. LB Brennan Scarlett injured his leg and didnt return. Houston offensive tackle Kendall Lamm left in the second half with a concussion.REMEMBERING PRESIDENT BUSHThe Texans observed a moment of silence before the game for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday night in Houston at 94. Bush was a frequent visitor to Houstons games and had participated in the coin toss at several contests. During the moment of silence pictures of Bush at various games were shown on the video screens flanked by huge 41s made out of a collage of pictures as a further tribute to the nations 41st president.UP NEXTBrowns: Host the Panthers next Sunday.Texans: Host the Colts next Sunday. First-round draft picks are as valuable as they get. They're young, cheap talent that can jump into a starting role from the get-go. Teams really like to use their first-round picks to build a team around them. Some teams even go as far as milking their whole season after a certain point, just to do that. It may seem crazy, but the talent you get in the draft can be as valuable as many players in the league. Many times, first round picks become some of the best stars in the league. If you take a look at first-round picks since 2014, you have guys like Ezekiel Elliott Chris Lindstrom Jersey , Todd Gurley, Patrick Mahomes, and many more. Those are the types of players that teams want to build around, which they have.Every NFL Draft is meant to allow teams to improve, which is why the worst teams get the better picks. Unfortunately, a first-round draft pick doesnt guarantee success. Some first-round picks turn out to be really bad, or not as good as they expected, which is why a team like the Giants traded Eli Apple elsewhere. Its a risk … vai-jersey , especially picking one player over another. Many times, analyst go back and see which players struggling teams could have taken over who they have. If the Browns didnt trade away first round picks more than usual, they would already have a franchise quarterback.Besides the point, sometimes teams give up on first-round picks. Maybe they dont have it, and its time to move in a different direction.