Houston Texans travel to rainy Cincinnati

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To make matters even more hard, the schedules don't get any easier in Week 3, with Houston heading to New England and Cincinnati traveling to Green Bay following Thursday night's clash. O'Brien has the saving grace of finally having a true franchise quarterback he can work with, and his background suggests he will do good work with Watson moving forward.

It will allow them to focus on the task at hand and I think their performance will improve because of this. "There was just a sense of, man, all the things that have kind of happened, they're just ready to play and that was really good to see today in practice".

Jacksonville didn't win in Houston because they took advantage of the Texans' defense.

No kidding. And as one might expect given the blocking woes, neither QB had the luxury of help from Houston's run game. Since 2011, the Texans have played the Bengals in either the regular season or postseason (or, in 2011, both) every year except 2013. "There's a long season ahead of us, and so we're pushing to do whatever we can to get a win this week on Thursday". Mixon will come in second and Gio will alternate on passing downs. They need to wield that domination like a broadsword, slicing any hopes of a Bengals uprising early and often. "It's something that you're constantly working with the quarterbacks on and we still work on it and always will". Dalton had a total of five turnovers on the day including his fumble. "I would imagine it would be him coming forward this week". Still, Dalton's history tells us this is unlikely to become a trend. He is also fully healthy this week as last week he was dealing with some sort of nagging injury. Teams playing on the previous Sunday get little time to truly prepare for it.

Top-10 pick John Ross will play tonight. To that end, he suggested that rookie running back D'Onta Foreman would be more involved Thursday after getting just one carry last week. The Texans need someone who can step in and give some confidence to the team, more so than anything else and Watson can do that. He could easily find his way into the end zone as he will spell Miller as the primary backup.

They are certainly much better than how they played last week.

How do the Houston Texans shake off a miserable Week 1 performance, on a short week, on the road, with several key players out? Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is back from a one-game suspension for his offseason misdemeanor conviction.