Texans Fall Short in Tennessee, 20-17


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I’m still incredibly high on Deshaun Watson. He only scratched the surface on Sunday, and still managed to go 22 of 32 for 310 yards (rating 107.6) with an interception. He ran for another 44 on five carries.

But he’s going to have to be Michael Jordan in cleats to elevate his team.

The Titans didn’t have Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewan, or Delanie Walker. Blaine Gabbert started at QB for Tennessee. And yet; there was no issue in them beating Watson and the Texans.

Watson dug the Texans out of a 14-0 hole nicely. He cut it to 14-7 with a 25 yard scoring strike to DeAndre Hopkins. Then led a field goal drive before halftime to make it 14-10. When he took over on a drive that ended in a 39 yard beautiful scoring strike to Will Fuller, it felt like we were seeing a guy come in to his own.

Watson was probably the best player on the field Sunday, even not looking fully back to strength; even without perfect protection.

And it wasn’t enough to get by a lowly Titans team on the road – the Texans struggle mightily on the road. Now at 0-2 on the year, they’re going to face a Giants team in a loser leaves town type match. The positives are it’s in Houston and the Texans are installed as six point favorites at the moment.

Watson and the Texans can find a way to 1-2. And that’s the key right now. Look good, and win the next game. If Houston turns Watson loose, there’s nothing he can’t do throwing the football.

Dak Prescott Rises to Challenge, Beats Giants 20-13 on Sunday Night Football


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[NFL.com] [Blogging the Boys]

The Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times. The defense looked borderline dominant, and Dak Prescott set the tone early and closed out the game. He ran for 45 yards on 7 rushes.

Prescott finished 16 for 25 for 160 yards and a TD, along with no interceptions. His 64-yard strike to Tavon Austin opened up scoring.

Jaylon Smith had 10 tackles, one of his best games as a pro. Zeke Elliot added a touchdown run and went for over 70 yards.

Dallas for now; is alive and well at 1-1.

It’s Sunday: Week Two 2018

This is the first time I’ve posted since the season began. I am going to make a more concerted effort to post here. The Texans travel to Tennessee at 1:00, and the Cowboys host the Giants at Jerry World on Sunday Night Football.

My kids have me in a crazy stage of life right now and I’m seeing very little college football and NFL. Battling to hang on. That said; I’m looking forward to today, and I will do recap posts of at least the Texans and Cowboys games here.

Texans Madden 2019 Ratings Released

The Texans Madden 19 ratings were released today. I posted the top players in the image above. Deshaun Watson kind of got snubbed a little bit, but at the same time it’s tough for me to wish for more since the guy only saw about a half season’s worth of action in 2018.

I’ll be rolling with the Texans this fall. I’ll document the games here and post the games on YouTube. It looks like the Texans have a full fledged gamebreaker in Deandre Hopkins; and three defensive players over 90.