Watson Leads Texans over Bengals

Phillip Butler
September 18, 2017

Dalton, who was intercepted four times on the day, became the first Bengals quarterback to throw four picked in a season opener since Jeff Blake in 1995.

The touchdown run was a glimpse of how unsafe the first-round draft pick and consensus All-America selection from Clemson can be while learning on the fly against National Football League defensive schemes that occasionally confused him.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was limited to five catches and 67 yards on eight targets Thursday night against the Houston Texans. "Like I said, he's a quick study". Get $60 in FREE member football picks from Doc's Sports Service, one of the most trusted names in handicapping! "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".

After Thursday's game, he said he had to check if his finger was still attached.

The Texans also struggled to score, but rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson showed flashes of brilliance throughout the game, breaking away for an unlikely 49-yard touchdown run near the end of the second quarter.

Texans need increased output from Hopkins

With the Concussion Protocol it is possible that Houston will face Cincinnati with just a single tight end on their roster in Evan Baylis. "The 6-foot-1", 300-pound Atkins charged into Watson at full speed, and sent the rookie crashing into the turf for what could be the hardest hit he's taken on any level of the game. One thing is certain though, Watt's going to be glad that the Texans have a few extra days off before their Week 3 game against the Patriots. "I have to put this one behind us", acknowledged Dalton. "I didn't see him step out". "I know the type of player that I am and I can be".

The teams would trade punts throughout the rest of the game until a little under two minutes to go. Both losses have come at home, showing they could be in trouble on the road.

The Texans hope to avoid starting the season 0-2 on TNF.

Losing 10-9 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bengals fell to 16-82-1 when trailing after three quarters under Lewis.

In the opening quarter, the Bengals were at the Houston 43, when Andy Dalton completed a 12-yard pass to John Ross who promptly fumbled the pigskin, the Texans Jadeveon Clowney recovered the ball and returned it for 48 yards to the Cincinnati 20 yard line.


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