Houston Texans Predictions: Deshaun Watson will break Jaguars defense
1. Deshaun Watson will be the Player of the Game
We all know Deshaun Watson is playing injured right now, and he didn’t have the best of games last Sunday a 15-of-25 passing performance for 177 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Granted, that wasn’t the best performance against a Buffalo Bills team that isn’t known for being good at football, but Watson is still a game-changer player, injured or not, he still has the ability to cause chaos for the Jaguars defense on Sunday.
For that to happen though the Texans’ offensive line really needs to show up and play their best game of the season, keeping the pass rush off of Watson for a majority of the game. Another part of the game for Watson to take over is playing smart and not taking the hard unnecessary hits that he can avoid. If Watson rushes with the football he should either run out of bounds or slide, and not take on the linebackers and defensive backs of the NFL who are paid big dollars to make hits on him.
Watson has the ability to be the player of the game with not just his rushing abilities, but if DeAndre Hopkins gains the over 100 yards receiving, Watson still has weapons like Keke Coutee to make big plays out of nowhere and Will Fuller. Fuller is due to have a big game like earlier in the season, following two games of a combined 48 yards receiving on four total receptions (six targets) with no touchdowns.
If Fuller gains more chances at catching passes the numbers will return and Coutee can contribute too. The Texans offense can be dangerous this week, and maybe they can have the same type of success the Dallas Cowboys had against the Jaguars last Sunday.
Watson is more than capable leading the Texans to the victory on Sunday, but avoiding hits and hitting his marks will be the key to success in Week 7 to breaking the defense.