1. Tytus Howard will improve play in Week 2 against Ravens
The play in the return of Tytus Howard will be much improved in Week 2 as he received a grade of 68.4 in Week 1 against the Chiefs. The start of the 2020 season wasn’t just the return for 2020, but remember Howard missed half of the 2019 season with a knee injury, resulting in him missing many important games during what was his rookie season.
Losing that amount of time in a season is tough for any player, but to lose half of a rookie season really stings, so for Howard he not only faced a tough Chiefs team, but he hadn’t played since mid-2019.
Howard had one penalty last Thursday, but didn’t allow a quarterback sack, either. Last season Howard didn’t play after Nov. 21 and was still a member of the All-Rookie team. Now in his second year, and this will be his second time facing the Ravens, expect more from Howard in Week 2 as he becomes more comfortable in his role at right tackle.
The prediction for Week 2 is Howard won’t give up much pressure to the Ravens, not allow a sack and his run blocking will be better, and this won’t be easy because the Ravens offense is one of the very best in the league.
Any way you look at it, the Texans will have to play much better than last week to compete in this game. That is easy for a spectator to say, but that is the fact for Houston entering Week 2, or this could become a repeat of last season.