Houston Texans vs. Seattle Seahawks: 5 players to watch

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Sunday’s game between the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks should be close one up in the pacific northwest.

This week’s Houston Texans – Seattle Seahawks game will feature some of the NFL’s best players.

Here are five players that I’ll have my eye on.

Michael Bennett

With defensive end Cliff Avril out for the rest of the season, look for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett to work even harder, now that he has to pick up the slack left behind by Avril.

Texans’ right tackle Breno Giacomini is in for a test. Houston would be smart to give him some blocking help with a tight end or running back.

Deshaun Watson

Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has played in some very hostile games during his college career, but I don’t think playing in a place like Seattle can compare. The noise is deafening and he’ll have to rely on hand signals and a silent snap count to get the job done.

Not to mention, Watson will be staring down at one of the best secondaries in the NFL.

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Duane Brown

It’s great that Texans’ starting left tackle Duane Brown is back. But I wouldn’t expect him to play great, given the fact that he’ll have some rust to knock off.

I do believe Brown will play well. At least he won’t have to face Avril.

Russell Wilson

The Texans’ defense should be accustomed to facing a mobile quarterback after going up against Watson in practice. Hopefully they’ll be ready for what Wilson brings to the field on Sunday.

If Houston’s defense can contain Wilson, they’ll be just fine.

Ryan Griffin

Watson may not be able to rely on his wide receivers in this game with the Seahawks secondary being so strong.

But, Houston could attack Seattle’s linebackers with tight end Ryan Griffin.