Houston Texans: The good, bad and ugly for Week 6
There is plenty to choose from when it comes to the Houston Texans and the good from their win from Sunday in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The one aspect of their game that really needs a tip of the cap is the play of the offensive line.
It is time to give credit where credit is due, and the offensive line of the Texans — who have had more negatives than positives the past few seasons — has now gone two consecutive games without allowing a sack, and that is worth taking note of.
The play of quarterback Deshaun Watson has improved over those two games, which has helped in the matter, but also don’t forget, the Texans ran the ball well against Kansas City. Though that might happen more than the Chiefs like this season, Houston’s running game was a big difference maker in the victory.
Losing Tytus Howard hurts the offensive line, but the addition of left tackle Laremy Tunsil is improving each week, and he’s a player the Texans should be very happy they added to the starting line this season.
Patrick D. Starr of Sports Illustrated quoted Texans head coach Bill O’Brien in a recent article about Tunsil:
"“He’s got a very calm, very focused demeanor,” O’Brien said of Tunsil. “He’s the same guy every day. I think that he came in here and tried to learn, right away, the game plan. I think when you come in as a new player, it’s hard to learn the whole offense.”"
Tunsil is a big difference maker for the offensive line, and if he keeps up his high level of play this week, the Texans will snap a two-game losing streak against the Colts as well.