thursday night footballThe numbers are terrible, no doubt. In their season-opening misfortunes, Cincinnati (to Baltimore) and Houston (to Jacksonville) consolidated for:

  • Seven focuses
  • Nine turnovers
  • 15 sacks permitted
  • 18 punishments

Consume the tape and cover the fiery remains.

The Texans, dissimilar to the Bengals, at any rate scored in Week 1, kindness of a Deshaun Watson-to-DeAndre Hopkins touchdown pass. As of Thursday morning, Houston mentor Bill O’Brien still couldn’t seem to make official whether Watson or Tom Savage would begin at QB in Cincinnati, however all signs (and reports) have indicated the new kid on the block (on his birthday, no less). Watson was 12 of 23 for 101 yards, a TD, capture and bumble against the Jaguars; Savage completed 7 of 13 for 62 yards and two bungles.

Between them, they were sacked a Jaguars establishment record 10 times. The diversion’s blade—and maybe the finish of Savage’s short keep running as starter—came when Yannick Ngakoue sacked Savage late in the primary half, compelling a bumble, which Dante Fowler gathered up and took to the house.

Here’s not much foreshadowing a Thursday night classic. Watson drawing his first NFL start could be the only thing holding the audience’s attention, if these offenses keep taking on water the way they did last week.

D’onta Foreman.

Effect player: D’onta Foreman. Watson was the Texans’ pick at No. 12 by and large; Foreman got approval at No. 89. While the huge bodied (yet agile) pull out of Texas saw only one convey Sunday, O’Brien guaranteed that he would be increasingly a piece of the activity versus the Bengals. He’ll be behind starter Lamar Miller, so it stays to be seen exactly what number of reps are saved for the principal year back. These Thursday nighters have a propensity for lifting unforeseen stars, however, and there’s no uncertainty Houston will submit intensely to the run