3 critical matchups the Houston Texans face vs. the Cleveland Browns

<> at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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DETROIT, MI –  (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Laremy Tunsil vs Myles Garrett

Get your popcorn ready. Talk about a massive match-up of two of the best at their positions. With the Houston Texans moving Tytus Howard to left guard, their game plan for the rushing attack to be the priority seems obvious.

Running behind Tunsil and Howard which normally would be a huge advantage for the Texans given the talent of both players but against Cleveland’s defense and Garrett it won’t be so easy.

Garret since arriving in the league has established himself as an absolute wrecking ball for opposing offenses whether it be sacking the quarterback or stopping any attempt to run to the left side. Tunsil’s ability to hold his own against Garrett will be incredibly important to the outcome of this game.

If Tunsil can hold his own and allow Howard to assets in any cleanup needed to allow the Texans running game to continue to impress following their performance in week one. That will help set up the play-action passing game which is where Quarterback Tyrod Taylor had his most success against Jacksonville.

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If those two things can happen (in addition to the two reasons prior), the this Texans offense will be able to hang with the Browns to the final whistle with a chance to steal one on the road. Garrett is extremely talented and hard to stop this match-up will be incredible to watch.