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Gwen Vasquez
September 18, 2017

Most importantly, the moment didn't look too big for him. The Bengals were blanked at home by the Baltimore Ravens following an absolutely awful showing by quarterback Andy Dalton. Geno Atkins was routinely in Watson's face, even as the Texans often kept extra blockers in for protection.

We may get those answers Thursday night in Cincinnati when the Bengals welcome Houston. "To say that Dalton and the offense were ineffective on Sunday afternoon would be kind". Because make no mistake, these offenses were bad on Sunday. Houston allowed nine more points (29 to 20), but the Texans also scored seven more (7 to 0).

He chose to begin the 2017 season with Tom Savage hist starter, but scratched that idea after one half on Sunday. They've been fully healthy during the horrid 0-2 start. Four days after three tight ends went out in the opener, the Texans' two top corners were knocked out against Cincinnati: Johnathan Joseph left with a shoulder injury and Kevin Johnson sustained a left knee injury. Being 0-2 without scoring a single touchdown in those two games?

Quarterback Andy Dalton has turned the ball over five times to begin the season with a mere 54.5 completion percentage. So what can we expect?

Watson, though he led the team to a touchdown on his first drive, didn't fair much better, as he was sacked four times and threw an interception.

A two-time Heisman Trophy finalist who guided Clemson to the national championship last January, Watson was a first-round pick - 12th overall - of the Texans in last April's NFL Draft.

"That's going to take time, but just take it one step at a time and try to build my confidence". Deshaun Watson had a 100 yard game in limited duty last weekend for Houston. Still, Dalton's history tells us this is unlikely to become a trend.

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With Houston facing an uphill climb with second and 21, Lamar Miller would get six yards on a dump-off pass.

"It was a good play", O'Brien said. J.J. Watt had a fairly quiet game statistically but flushed Andy Dalton out of the pocket on a late third-down.

Fantasy owners, if no one else, want to see how this is going to shake out.

The touchdown run was the signature play by Watson, who engineered a national championship win in his last college start against Alabama.

Watson also rushed twice for 16 yards, and his mobility and running ability probably weighed heavily into O'Brien's decision.

Andy Dalton was one of the poster boys for an National Football League opening week that had so much bad offense the fans were left with scar tissue. Eventually, Mixon was expected to emerge, and given that he got more touches than Hill and Bernard, perhaps he still eventually will.

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