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How Good Can The Texans’ Offense Get?

Houston’s moving the ball, scoring, and do all the things.

NFL: SEP 22 Texans at Chargers Photo by Icon Sportswire

When a quarterback goes from most sacked in the league one season to setting records the next, it’s hard not to realize something special is taking place. Every Houston Texans fan should get just how special Deshaun Watson was, is, and will be, but the rest of the NFL world might not have caught up just yet. They will.

Even with Player of the Week accolades, Watson is giving them even more reasons to listen up. When you’re mentioned in the same breath as Kurt Warner and Dan Marino, the future is bright.

Like it says, we’re watching history. But wait, there’s more!

Oh, and then there’s this:

Deshaun Watson’s Houston Texans franchise records:

  • Most passing touchdowns in a single game by a rookie: 5 (October 8, 2017, vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie: 19
  • Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass: 20
  • Most passing yards in a game by a rookie: 301
  • Highest passer rating in a season: 103.1
  • First rookie quarterback with 3+ touchdown passes in a game
  • First quarterback to score touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in his first two games
  • First quarterback to record 300+ passing yards and 40+ rushing yards in a single game
  • Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback: 9

Some of the reasons why Watson is doing well this season have to include his new offensive linemen. While still not nearly the best line in football, they’re starting to gel, starting to work together, and starting to keep Watson upright for the first time in a long time.

We also have to praise the running backs. While Carlos Hyde had a down week against the Chargers, they’ve never been a team to let opponents run all over them. Expect more of this from Hyde against the Panthers this weekend.

And if the Texans can figure out how to use Duke Johnson, watch out.

Finally, one of the things that makes this unit so potentially special is the receiving corps:

And let’s not forget the tight ends. Once a major weakness of the Texans’ offense, the tight end group might just be one of the best in the league.

So tell us, what’s been your favorite part of the new Texans’ offense so far this season? All about Deshaun Watson? Loving Carlos Hyde and the new running game? Digging Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard’s contributions to rebuilding the o-line? All about the receivers? Or are you happy Houston finally has a solid corps of tight ends for the first time in years?