The Houston Texans perennially boast one of the NFL’s top defenses. But after drafting quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, they had reason to believe that their offense could become elite as well.
Watson ended up missing over half of his rookie season after tearing his right ACL in practice, but entered the 2018 season with optimism. After all, he was a favorite to win the NFL Rookie of the Year Award before last year’s injury.
So far in 2018, the Texans are 0-2, with their latest loss coming Sunday to the Tennessee Titans. After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, Houston battled back to take a 17-14 lead early in the fourth quarter before a pair of late field goals lifted the Titans to a 20-17 victory.
Nevertheless, the Texans have yet to play at home in 2018. Additionally, their two losses have been by a combined 10 points. Thus, there is still plenty of reason to be excited about what they’re capable of.
The offense certainly got it going after falling behind on Sunday, outgaining Tennessee 437-283 in total yards. Watson was at the forefront of that success, as were two of his wide receivers.
Houston still possesses one of the best defensive units in the NFL, but if Week 2’s game is any indication, its offense also deserves respect. The Titans’ defense actually outplayed the Texans with four sacks and an interception, so the Texans had to lean on their offense to keep them in the contest.
As such, the three best performances from the Texans’ close loss to the Titans all come from the offense. Here’s a glance at the players who stood out for Houston in Week 3.
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