4 takeaways from Texans week 3 loss to Patriots


The Houston Texans’ showed us a lot in week three.

Despite going through a heartbreaking loss against the New England Patriots, there are some good takeaways from week three.

Here are my four takeaways from week three.

Deshaun Watson is the real deal.

It’s funny how everyone was saying that Watson wouldn’t be ready to start right away after the Texans drafted him back in Aprial.

Without any surprise at all, Watson has been great since week one. He’s not perfect, but he’s not expected to be, given that this is his first NFL season.

Texans’ secondary is a concern.

It’s apparent that the Texans miss cornerback A.J. Bouye. Of course it doesn’t help that Kevin Johnson can’t stay healthy and that Jonathan Joseph isn’t as young as he once was.

Texans’ defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel needs to have his safeties help out his cornerbacks a lot more in coverage.

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Texans’ front-seven is still dominant.

Despite the issues at the back-end of their defense, the Texans’ front seven is just ridiculous.

J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney or Whitney Mercilus could all take over a football game at any given moment.

The offensive line might be good enough.

With left tackle Chris Clark and right tackle Geno Giacomini playing great against the Patriots, the Texans’ offensive line may not be as bad as we all had feared.

Yes, the season opener against the Jaguars wasn’t pretty, but they seem to be playing better with each passing week.

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