Deshaun Watson keeps climbing QB rankings

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Deshaun Watson doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon. The Houston Texans’ signal-caller continues to gain more respect.

Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson put in another great performance during this past Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns.

Watson finished the game with 225 yards through the air as he completed 17 of 29 passed for three touchdowns and one interception. He also added 23 yards on six carries.

Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report has once again released his weekly quarterback rankings. Last week, Watson came in at No. 4.  This week’s he’s moved up to No. 3 overall.

Here’s a portion of what Farrar wrote about Watson this week:

"Despite the blemishes, Watson continues to impress. But his biggest test of the season may be around the corner as the Texans come off their Week 7 bye and travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks defense in a difficult environment. How Watson fares at CenturyLink Field will tell us a lot about his rookie year, but given his play to date, it’s not likely many will bet against him."

So far this season the two best defenses that the Texans have faced off against were the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs. Houston lost both games.

Watson will have his hands full in 11 days when he faces a Seattle Seahawks defense that features players like Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

The Seahawks are ranked 9th in the NFL when it comes to pass defense. They give up an average of 202.8 yards per game.

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Seattle’s run defense isn’t as strong. They’re giving up over 127 yards per game on the ground. So Watson and the Texans may want to establish a ground game when both teams meet on October 29th.

Comment below and let us know whether you think Watson will shine against a team like the Seahawks who have a very strong pass defense.