Deshaun Watson's Debut As A Starting Quarterback Was Pretty Impressive

Deshaun Watson's Debut As A Starting Quarterback Was Pretty Impressive

Watson played well enough in his National Football League debut last week to earn the start over veteran Tom Savage for Thursday night's nationally televised game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. "He's going to make some mistakes, and it's on us to keep working with him and minimize his mistakes and get rid of them, not repeat them, and keep moving forward with him". The Texans allowed just three sacks on Thursday night.

After a Cincinnati Bengals penalty and a fumble by rookie wide receiver John Ross, the Texans had field position on Cincinnati's 20-yard line.

The Bengals have looked flat-out very bad, scoring just nine points total - with no touchdowns - over their first two games.

"No, I don't think he's taken a step back", he said. The Texans were bad on both sides of the ball, and need to get into shape in a hurry if they want to contend for the division.

"If he threw two pick-6s in the first half, I get it".

Defensive end Michael Johnson, who suffered a concussion on the final play of the first half and didn't return, also won't play in Thursday's game.

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Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Eventually, Mixon was expected to emerge, and given that he got more touches than Hill and Bernard, perhaps he still eventually will. Thursday will be a physical game, but for the loser, an 0-2 hole to start the season may prove insurmountable. Geno Atkins was a monster for the Bengals with two sacks.

The teams would trade punts throughout the rest of the game until a little under two minutes to go.

However, ESPN's Football Power Index is giving the Texans the Bengals the edge in this one. Not only did they both suffer humiliating defeats in the NFL's opening weekend slate of games, but both teams' offenses were awful.

The Houston Texans will travel to the face the New England Patriots (0-1) next Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals will travel to face the Green Bay Packers (1-0) next Sunday. Only five other times has it happened twice in a season - 1968 (finished 3-11), 1978 (4-12), 1984 (8-8), 1993 (3-13), 1998 (3-13).

The Texans are starting things off at 0-1 this year after a dismal showing against the Jaguars in Week 1.

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