Houston Texans Daily Roundup: Time to face the Cleveland Browns

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 26: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans rushes past DaQuan Jones #90 of the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on November 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 26: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans rushes past DaQuan Jones #90 of the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on November 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit

The Houston Texans are looking for their ninth straight win of the season, as this time they host the Cleveland Browns in a Week 13 matchup.

The Houston Texans are beginning to gain respect by the national media for their current eight-game winning streak, as winning eight games against any level opponent is tough to do in the NFL. This weekend, they have a chance to make it nine wins in a row as they face the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium.

The Browns might not have the best overall record, and had a mid-season firing of their now-former head coach Hue Jackson, but since Gregg Williams has taken over as the interim head coach, Cleveland has played better football.

More from Houston Texans News

Cleveland is coming off a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to improve to 4-6-1 overall, but they still sit in fourth place in the AFC North. The Texans most recently defeated the Tennessee Titans to move to 8-3 overall as they are first place in the AFC South.

The battle of young quarterbacks is very exciting too with the Browns having Baker Mayfield, who is 2,242 yards passing with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games. Mayfield has completed 62.7 percent of his passes. On the other side of the field, Watson has passed for 2,807 yards with 20 touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Texans.

Watching those two quarterbacks will be very exciting on Sunday, and it is just a glimpse into the future of what the top quarterbacks in the NFL will be.

Here are a couple headlines on the Browns before their game on Sunday.

• Matthew Florjancic of WKYC.com quoted Browns interim head coach Williams about the Texans, with the coach speaking about the Texans’ defense:

"“I think Romeo (Crennel) and that staff have done a good job on how they are utilizing those guys.”"

Williams is correct in his statement about Crennel and how they have done a god job of utilizing the players on the defense of the Texans. Williams went on to speak about J.J. Watt in the article and said the Browns know Watt is playing well. Seeing the potential of how Watt can play against the offense of Cleveland will be exciting to watch and a battle that Watt is more than capable of winning on Sunday.

Lorenzo Reyes of the USA Today wrote some on Mayfield and how he is “trending up” this season. The article stated:

"“In the three games since interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens took over, Mayfield’s QB rating is 129.5, placing the rookie second in the NFL over that span.”"

Though the Browns have just four wins this season, this Sunday won’t be a walk in the park for the Texans as the Browns are a new team since Jackson was let go as their head coach. Mayfield is playing with confidence, and he’s a fun quarterback to watch. The Texans can’t take this game lightly, and if they want to win, they had better make Mayfield uncomfortable in the pocket and force him into mistakes.

• Tweet of the Day

Next. Texans: 3 standout players from win over Titans. dark

The Texans have players who should be in the Pro Bowl for sure, especially J.J Watt and DeAndre Hopkins, to name a couple. The more the Texans can win, most likely the more players they can have voted into the Pro Bowl.