Texans vs. Seahawks: Andre Johnson to start vs. Seattle


Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL.com reporter Ian Rapport has reported Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will start against the Seattle Seahawks today in their week four game.

Johnson injured his shin in the second quarter last week against the Baltimore Ravens.

It has been a tough season for Johnson, thus far, as he hasn’t completed the past two games due to injuries suffered in consecutive games. In week two, Johnson suffered a concussion and last week he had the shin injury.

Having Johnson in the lineup is always a must for the Texans, especially against a defense the caliber of the Seahawks as they are the No. 1 ranked team in the NFL in pass defense.

The Texans need Johnson on the field, just to take the No. 1 pressure off of rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, along with opening up the rest of the offense. The Texans have struggled offensively recently, especially last week where they didn’t score a touchdown.

This season, Johnson has 25 receptions for 258 yards and no touchdowns. He’s averaging 10. 3 yards per reception.