Deshaun Watson steps into spotlight, despite 36-33 loss to Patriots

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Left tackle Nate Solder struggled immensely to control the edge, allowing Jadeveon Clowney to sack Tom Brady for six yards on the final play of the first quarter.

Against a better Texans defense, the Patriots will all of their weapons healthy and ready. And for the Patriots, it means there are probably a few teams they'd rather see a few months from now. But look for the Texans to keep it close with the help of running back Lamar Miller and the ground attack.

Perhaps most impressively, Watson is doing this after being the backup until halftime of the Texans' season opener.

Hightower appears one more week away from getting back into action after injuring his knee in Week 1, and Slater hasn't yet been a full participant in a practice this year after injuring his hamstring during training camp. The defending Super Bowl champions will need another strong effort when they face the Houston Texans on Sunday (10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, CBS, DirecTV). When Brady did get some time, he found receivers down the field. The rookie quarterback was 22-of-33 for 301 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, although the last came on a Hail Mary pass to end the game. Watson's accuracy is still an issue at times; he had Braxton Miller open on third down and plenty of time to throw with a little over seven minutes left in the game, but he missed him badly.

The only time Watson didn't look like a polished product was an bad decision early in the second quarter. This will result in a couple sacks and turnovers.

For the defense, they will get a lucky break this week as they will have to game plan for rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Texans would take the lead later in the 4th quarter with a 39-yard field goal from Fairbairn. He has 29 targets, which is nearly half of the team's total.



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