Deshaun Watson and the Texans are the rare favorites entering Week 14.
The Deshaun Watson-led Houston Texans will be visiting the Chicago Bears in a battle of two teams who haven’t met many expectations this season. Both teams are coming off losses from Week 13, so who knows how much energy each team has left in Week 14.
When it comes to the Houston Texans, it is easy to see the frustrations had by Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt because these two super-talented players are basically wasting one season of their careers with a team that is currently 4-8 overall.
The Bears can say the same thing with wide receiver Allen Robinson as he’s not had the quarterback play needed from Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles this season that he deserves.
Now for the favorite of this game, according to The Action Network …. and that team is the Houston Texans, who as of late Thursday evening was a -1 in the odds, meaning this game is way too close to call, and Sunday should be quite interesting, to say the least.
Seeing Deshaun Watson lead his Texans against the franchise that picked Trubisky at No. 2 overall over him is maybe the most exciting part of this game. This game has been a long time coming for Watson, and now this is an excellent opportunity for him to show the Bears what they passed on.
Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson vs. Bears defense should be fun
Deshaun Watson so far in 2020 has played in all 12 games of the Texans, where he’s passed for 3,542 yards with 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. Watson has completed 68.8 percent of his passes, and for the rest of the season he’s without his top wide receiver Will Fuller, who is serving a PED suspension.
Watson has also been impressive with his rushing abilities as he has 69 rushes for 331 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per rush. Watson also has three rushing scores and has fumbled three times this season, losing just one.
The Bears’ defense in 2020 is 15th in the NFL, allowing 354.5 yards per game this season, with 238.4 passing yards allowed per game and 116.1 rushing yards per game allowed. The Texans possibly can finally have some success in rushing the football in this game if the running backs can stay healthy, but this Week 14 game is an excellent chance for Watson to add to his already solid season.
This game might not have much — if any — effect of the NFL Playoff picture, but this game is worth watching for Deshaun Watson if nothing else, as that is usually the case each and every week.