1. Offensive line played up to potential … finally
Isn’t it weird the difference one week can make in the NFL? The offensive line of the Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson went from not having a very good performance in terms of sacks allowed (six) against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, to the o-line and the quarterback being on the same page and having their best game of the season as they allowed no sacks.
Drew Daugherty of HoustonTexans.com wrote about the performance of the offensive line as well, quoting offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil:
"“It takes everybody,” Tunsil said. “It takes the quarterback. It takes the offensive line. The running backs, the receivers, everybody has to execute their job to perfection and we got it done. Everybody just did their job. We try to do that every week.”"
The pressure on the offensive line of the Texans has been great to be much improved from where they were a season ago, but as we’ve said all along, not all of the sacks are on the offensive line, and Watson should shoulder some of the blame too.
That said, the combo of the offensive line and quarterback was on point Sunday.
The Texans should be proud of their performance from Sunday. Now, the hard part is achieving that feat for a second straight game when they face the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.