Houston Texans: 5 Takeaways from Week 2 win over Jaguars
5. Something has to improve with offensive line and QB
The Houston Texans have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Deshaun Watson, and though sometimes the sacks are his fault for keeping the football too long or not feeling the pressure from the opposing defense, there are way too many sacks occurring this season.
Through just two games, Watson has been sacked 10 times, with six coming from the Week 1 loss against the New Orleans Saints and four more from this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ten sacks to start a season for two games — and that isn’t even all the times he’s been hit while under pressure — will eventually take its toll on Watson at some point of this season. Watson has already proven he’s a tough, talented and excellent football player and quarterback, but even he can’t continue to take hit after hit by the opposing defense each week at this rate.
Last season with the 62 regular-season sacks, Watson was sacked a combined seven times in the first two games, so at this rate of five times sacked per game after two weeks, Watson is on pace to be sacked 80 times. That is unlikely to happen, and the Texans are still tinkering with their offensive line starting lineup, but even if the average drops to four sacks per a game, that is still 64 sacks for the season and still more than last season.
Good luck and health to Watson in Week 3, as the Texans face the Los Angeles Chargers on the road in Week 3, a team that at least only has two sacks this season.