Texans vs. Patriots: Who has the advantage at every position?
The Houston Texans host the New England Patriots tonight on Sunday Night Football, and the question is this: Who has the edge?
There is a lot to look forward to when the Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, as each team has very talented players at every position on the field.
Next is a close look at each position for both the Texans and Patriots, comparing to see who has the better overall lineup entering the Week 13 game.
Who has the advantage at quarterback?
In terms of career accomplishments between the quarterbacks of the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots, Tom Brady of the Patriots is the undisputed greatest quarterback of all-time, and quite possibly the best football player ever.
Brady has won six Super Bowl championships, four Super Bowl MVPs, three NFL MVPs, and he gets to come home to Gisele Bundchen every night.
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This year, “Tom Terrific” has been less than stellar statistically, but has still done everything necessary to lead the Patriots to victory. At 62.2 percent accuracy, he’s managed 15 touchdowns to only five interceptions.
The Patriots’ 260 passing yards per game is good for eighth in the NFL, but still seems substantially lower than what we’ve been accustomed to so far.
Then there is the most beloved man in Houston, Deshaun Watson the quarterback of the Texans, who been a superstar in his third year in the NFL. His darkhorse MVP season includes a 69 percent completion rate, 20 touchdowns to seven interceptions, 300 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Though he’s been outshined by Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson, his emergence into a Top 10 (maybe Top 5) signal-caller has not gone unnoticed. For all intents and purposes, the advantage goes to Watson because of his game-breaking rushing ability, and his propensity for deep passes this year.