Week 6 Results and Their Effect on the AFC South Playoff Race
By Max Dambach
Week 6 Results: Defeated the Cleveland Browns 33-17
What it Means: In all honesty, this win does not mean all that much as nobody was giving Cleveland much of a chance heading into Week 6. Coach Hue Jackson decided it would be best to trot Kevin Hogan out there for his first career start and was rewarded with three interceptions. After many wondered about how the Houston defense would fare without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus, the defense put up a dominant performance with four sacks, 247 yards allowed, and just one touchdown.
Offensively, Deshaun Watson continued to put on a show with 225 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Prior to the draft, most experts considered him to be the most “pro-ready” quarterback, but nobody except perhaps the Clemson faithful expected Watson to be this good this quickly. If anything, coach Bill O’Brien looks even more foolish for trotting out Tom Savage before Watson as a matter of principle. The Houston offense has been downright explosive since Watson took over and the team could make some noise in the playoffs if Watson continues his spectacular play.
What’s Next: Houston has a bye this week and will get an opportunity to rest up and prepare for their Week 8 matchup against the Seahawks.