J.J. Watt: don't blame Deshaun Watson for Patriots loss
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By Anthony R Wood

It’s fair to say it has been a forgettable week for the Houston Texans. They lost their Week 1 opener to the New England Patriots 27-20, they lost their starting right tackle Seantrel Henderson to IR, as well as starting cornerback Kevin Johnson also to IR. And it doesn’t stop there, it would appear that injuries are already beginning to mount, much like they did last season, with nine players listed as limited in today’s practice.

To add to their worries, the media have been all over them after their lackluster performance, with many pointing the blame in the direction of coach Bill O’Brien, many of the offensive live, but most of the blame seemed to be launched in the direction of Watson, their second-year quarterback who has not yet shown this season his promise from last.

Watson had a pedestrian outing going 17-of-34 for 176 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. He also fumbled the team’s first snap of the year, a hand-off to running back Lamar Miler. He finished the day with a QB rating of just 62.9, his lowest to date out of all his starts in the NFL regular...



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