The Houston Texans have a lot going on thus far this season and here are headlines for Thursday.
If you want to know how well the 2018 season has went for the Houston Texans as of late, look no further than cornerback Kareem Jackson who according to Pro Football Focus is the highest graded cornerback in the NFL through the first 10 weeks of the season.
The overall play of Jackson has been excellent this season though his first nine games played. To see him be a versatile player for the Texans defensive backfield has helped make the defense of the Texans one of the best in the league.
With seven regular season games left on the schedule, and the Texans coming off a bye week with a one-game lead in the AFC South, every game from here on out is of great importance. Having a player like Jackson to rely on for this games is great for the Texans moving forward, especially with three AFC South games left on the schedule as well.
Here are more headlines about the Texans as they prepare to face the Washington Redskins in Week 11.
• Staying on the topic of defensive backs, former Texans safety D.J. Swearinger — now of the Washington Redskins — has been a topic of conversation this week, though current Texans players are said to think highly of him.
"“Playmaker,” Watt said. “He makes plays, flies all over the field and makes a lot of plays. Obviously, he’s doing that now for them at a very high level. That’s what I remember.”"
Swearinger was a good player for the Texans and after he left the Texans to go to the Redskins the Texans lost a very good tackler as Swearinger is one of the best safeties to do so in the NFL. Seeing Swearinger against the Texans in such an important game this weekend will be fun, but hopefully for the Texans they can stay away from the safety and be able to make plays in the Week 11 game.
• Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported about how Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is a “next-generation” type of quarterback with Wilson quoting the Washington head coach in a recent article:
"“Deshaun Watson, he’s a guy that gives you problems because he can sit back in the pocket and throw accurately, but also if you try to double-team everybody, backs are to the quarterback, he can take it down and run it forever.”"
The Texans are very fortunate to have a quarterback with the talent of Watson, being that he’s been healthy thus far this season to where he’s played in all nine games thus far in 2018 after taking some tough hits. Watson is showing just how good he is and can become each and every game.
Playing a team like the Redskins who have has some troubles stopping the pass as of late should make for a very intriguing day for the Texans in Week 11, as the Texans quarterback could have another big-time game to his already successful season.
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Johnson deserves praise for his play and each time we see clips of these type of catches it is easy to remember just how special of a player he really was.