John McClain grades the Texans in win over Bengals

David Kohl  USATODAY

David Kohl USATODAY

On top of that, Houston's decision to trade next year's first-round pick to move up for Watson showed a level of commitment regarding the quarterback position we haven't seen from this team since it made the move to draft David Carr No. 1 overall in 2002. Ross, 21, missed the Bengals' season-opening 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens after spraining his knee in the preseason finale on August 31.

"I just knew I had to make a play", Watson told NFL Network.

Having led the team down the field, he completed a 94-yard drive by rushing for a spectacular 49-yard touchdown that made several of his fellow National Football League stars take notice.

Watson was 15 of 24 for 125 yards with three sacks and no interceptions.

Watson directed an offence missing three tight ends because of concussions, along with receiver Will Fuller V and guard Jeff Allen.

Meanwhile, right guard Trey Hopkins hurt his left knee late in the first half against the Ravens and will not play in Thursday's game against the Texans.

Houston and Cincinnati are looking for their first win of the season after starting the Regular Season 0-1 last week. The Texans were bad on both sides of the ball, and need to get into shape in a hurry if they want to contend for the division. Watson had replaced struggling QB Tom Savage after the first half of Houston's Week 1 loss to the Jaguars. DeAndre Hopkins had 7 catches for 73 yards receiving. This is only the second time I've done this in my career and it's only to defend a client where I felt he wasn't getting defended properly by the team or the media.

Thursday Night Football airs on Thursday Night at 8:30 EST. That would be a lot for the rookie, but it wouldn't be unheard of after the performance we saw from the Texans' offensive line last week. Linebacker Brian Cushing is on that list too - and is now suspended 10 games for using PEDs - and J.J. Watt suffered a finger injury. He finished the game 12 of 23 for 102 yards and a touchdown. "I thought for ... the first time he's had that much action, he did a good job". Johnson was impressive, finishing with 52 total tackles, one interception and nine pass defenses. Or Andy Dalton, who seemed to peak two years ago, and then came the injury that ruined the end of his 2015 season. He was under heavy pressure again Thursday while going 20 of 35 for 224 yards with three sacks and a passer rating of 76.4. Now he gets a chance to build from the ground up with his new starter under center, while Tom Savage takes on a backup role.

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