Deshaun Watson will face T.J. Watt and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in his NFL career on Sunday. The younger brother of Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is off to a fast start in 2020, recording 2.5 sacks, 2.5 TFLs, 4 QB hits in the Steelers 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 2.
"He's strong, fast. He's doing a lot of things that Pittsburgh wants him to do. He's getting to the quarterback as much as he can. Very, very productive in the run game and definitely of course productive in the passing game. Of course, we've got to make sure we contain him and do the things trying to limit his ability to get to me or to the ball carrier. He's doing a great job for Pittsburgh."
The last time the two teams met, Watson was recovering from a season-ending knee surgery in 2017. On Sunday, Watson and the Texans look to get their first win, but will have to first face a stingy Steelers defense that leads the NFL in a number of statistical categories, including tackles for loss (22), quarterback hits (27), takeaways (4), interceptions (3), rushing yards allowed/game (66.5) quarterback hurries (20) and quarterback pressures (40) through the first two games of the 2020 season.
Watson says the offense is coming together, but looking to find their rhythme and create a more balanced rushing and passing attack.
"Scoring in the redzone, of course, we kick field goals, but we want to score touchdowns," Watson said. "Protect the ball. No turnovers and just clean operation. If we can do those three things, I think we'll be just fine."
The Texans travel to Heinz Field to face the Steelers on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out some photos from today's Texans practice ahead of the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 matchup.