Of course, only one can actually win the game.
Neither team appears to be a big contender in the AFC this season, but a loss Thursday will more than likely result in a three-game skid accompanied with the franchise being thrusted into full blown panic mode. Hoyer wasn't very good, and Savage is worse. "We're going to do what's best for the team", said Texans coach Bill O'Brien of the potential quarterback controversy after dealing with the failed Brock Osweiler fiasco previous year.
Find out how to live stream Thursday Night Football between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans here. "To say that Dalton and the offense were ineffective on Sunday afternoon would be kind". Because make no mistake, these offenses were bad on Sunday.
In Thursday night's win for the Houston Texans, DeShaun Watson took over as the team's starter. The Bengals tried laterals at the end of the game, but Texans defensive end J.J. Watt smashed Bengals center Russell Bodine to seal the deal. Texans fans may be excited to see their potential quarterback of the future already on the field, but Houston is playing a unsafe game rolling the dice with Watson so soon. Houston's defense will dominate it. J.J. Watt will be in the game more.
Now, the Texans have to play an angry team at home trying to avoid an 0-2 start. Coach Marvin Lewis said after the game it was not medical related without elaborating. Tom Savage has a nightmare game last week, but Watson wasn't all that great, either. So what can we expect? He ran five times for a team-high 67 yards and completed 15 of 24 passes for 125 yards with no interceptions and three sacks.More news: Mardan's district govt to protest against Myanmar's treatment of Muslims
WATSON'S PLAUDITS: Watson is the first rookie quarterback to win his first start on the road in a prime-time game since the Eagles' Joe Webb in 2010, according to Elias.
Dalton was 16 of 31 passing for 170 yards and suffered four interceptions. "I have to put this one behind us", acknowledged Dalton.
With Houston facing an uphill climb with second and 21, Lamar Miller would get six yards on a dump-off pass. Former Texans draftee Randy Bullock missed a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Fantasy owners, if no one else, want to see how this is going to shake out. Just one snap after he took an 11-yard sack, Watson escaped the pocket, scrambled right, and weaved his way 49 yards before cutting back toward midfield and waltzing into the end zone. Given how dominant the Ravens' defense was, we don't know much more than we did before the season.