The 7-0 San Francisco 49ers continue on the rich vein of form, and rookie Nick Bosa once again showed why he was a top draft pick. Bosa had an unbelievable game with three sacks in yesterday’s 51-13 demolition over the 4-3 Carolina Panthers. The league’s basement teams are still losing, and the Cincinnati Bengals may win the right for the first overall draft pick.
Tonight the New Orleans Saints open up their 2019 season against the Houston Texans. The last time these two teams met was in November of 2015. In that game in Houston, the Saints managed only two field goals and the Texans got two touchdown passes from Brian Hoyer (to Ryan Griffin and Cecil Shorts) and a touchdown run by Alfred Blue to secure the 24-6 victory. New Orleans also hasn’t won their opener since 2013. Tonight will be a bit different.
The Houston Texans had the second-best season record-wise since the franchise was created in 2002, going 11-5. Deshaun Watson proved a lot of doubters wrong last year when he showed that he could be effective without throwing 10+ interceptions. He took 62 sacks last year which didn’t help their cause. Whether or not the Texans’ offensive line can hold up this year could make or break their playoff run and how far they can go. Continue reading →
The 2017 season was looking so bright as rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was setting the league on fire. Then a torn ACL in practice ended his season and the Houston Texans went on to win just one of their last nine games, but with a healthy Watson, the 2018 season had high hopes. However, the season started off very ugly. The Texans started the season 0-3 including with loses to the Tennessee Titans and New York Giants. Facing the Indianapolis Colts in week four, the Texans’ season flipped 180 degrees within one snap.
Monday Night, the Houston Texans wanted to honor their late owner Bob McNair, who died last week at age 81. They did him proudly, becoming the first Team in NFL history to start a season 0-3, before going on an eight-game win streak.
The Houston Texans needed a quarterback because it was their only Achilles heel going into the 2017-2018 season as they knew Brian Hoyer wasn’t going to help them long-term. So in the 2017 NFL Draft the Houston Texans worked out a trade for the No.12 pick with the Cleveland Browns by giving them the pick No.25 and a 2018 1st-rounder so they could select Deshaun Watson, who impressed them by leading the Clemson Tigers to a National Title over Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, the nation’s No.1 defense. Will Watson lead them to the playoffs?