Houston Texans: 3 Must-watch players vs. New York Jets in Week 15

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The Houston Texans face the New York Jets on the road in Week 15 this Saturday. Just who are the must-watch player this weekend?

It is time for the Houston Texans to get back on the field following a loss last Sunday, and for Week 15, the AFC South leading Texans will play on a Saturday as they are scheduled to face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium with a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff on the NFL Network.

The Texans are 9-4 overall and have a chance to give themselves a cushion to make the playoffs and stay a top the AFC South by no less than two games with a win this weekend against the four-win Jets.

To get to that point the Texans will need to play a much better game on the offensive side of the ball than how they played this past Sunday in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts. More players like Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt will need to standout in this game for the Texans to gain their 10th win of the 2018 season.

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Having three games left in the regular season, with a two-game lead in the division, the Texans have the upper hand when it comes to the Colts and Tennessee Titans who are 7-6, tied for second place in the division standings behind them.

Who will need to stand out for the Texans, and who are the “must-watch” players for the team this Saturday?

Besides the obvious players, think about players such as reserve running back Alfred Blue, or even starting running back Lamar Miller because the running game needs to get back on track following last Sunday’s rushing attack from the two running backs who totaled 54 yards on 20 carries, though the two players did each have a rushing touchdown. Those running backs won’t be included in the following list of players, but they need to be at a high level too.

There are other players on the defensive side of the ball who will need to standout out in the AFC showdown against the Jets, and listed next are three players who are must-watch for Week 15.