TE Pharaoh Brown has big day catching, blocking in Texans win
Pharaoh Brown was many things on Sunday in the Texans 37-21 win over the Jaguars.
Just ask RB Mark Ingram II.
"Pharaoh's a dog," Ingram said of the tight end. "He's a beast. Straight savage. An animal. I've been around a lot of great tight ends, and he can be one of the best."
Brown caught four passes for 67 yards, including a 29-yarder in the third quarter and a 25-yarder in the second quarter.
The latter was a reception to the left side in which he punished five Jaguars after catching the ball at the Jacksonville 26-yard line, before finally getting dropped at the 13. Three plays later, the Texans were in the end zone.
The 29-yarder, meanwhile, was a thing of beauty. With one hand, he gathered in a Tyrod Taylor pass over the middle, and set the Texans up with a 1st-and-Goal at the Jaguars' 5-yard line. Ingram took the direct snap on the next play, and handed off to Phillip Lindsay who scampered in for the score.
"Pharaoh made a great catch," Taylor said. "I would've loved to see him score on that play."
Ingram pointed also to Brown's impact on the ground attack, which gained 160 yards on 41 carries Sunday.
"He's physical in the run game," Ingram said. "Takes pride in blocking, and he's going to get his guy. Even when he doesn't, he comes to the sideline and says 'That was on me.' Obviously, he has the talent and the athleticism to go run routes downfield, catch the ball, break tackles. He's a versatile tight end. A complete tight end. I think he's one of the best in the game and he's super underrated."