5. Protect the quarterback
The pass protections is poor for the Houston Texans, and that is something that must change. If it doesn’t, not only will they continue to lose games, but they will be looking for a new quarterback because there will be no way whatsoever Deshaun Watson will be able to hold up to the beating of being sacked nearly four times per game for an entire season.
In the first two games of the season, Watson has been sacked a total of seven times with three sacks coming in the season opener against the New England Patriots and four more times in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. Those sacks have caused for a loss of 39 yards. Even dating back to last season, Watson has been sacked a lot by the opposition as he was sacked 19 times in seven games for a loss of 116 yards last season.
The Giants don’t have the greatest defense around, so there isn’t much of an excuse for the pass protection of the Texans to not play at a higher level this Sunday. This is basic football logic: if the offensive line can’t keep the opposition away from Watson on Sunday, the Texans will keep on holding onto the longest current losing streak in the league. If the Texans improve their pass protection, the Texans will win this upcoming game.