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Offensive line keeping things clean in preseason

Through two wins, Deshaun Watson hasn't been sacked.

Neither has Brandon Weeden.

Or Joe Webb, III.

After a 16-13 victory over the 49ers Saturday night at NRG Stadium, Texans quarterbacks have attempted 67 passes. They've not been sacked, and they've been hit a combined eight times. Yes, it's the preseason and defenses aren't extravagant this time of year. But the offensive line has three new faces in the starting lineup, as well as a left tackle who wasn't a starter until Week 16 of last season.

That left tackle is Julién Davenport, and in year two as a pro, he explained how chemistry up front is much better.

"It's been good," Davenport said. "We really gel together very well. We're always hanging together. We've got our group chat like I'm sure everybody else in the League does. We're making sure we do everything together. That's pretty natural and easy for us."

But Davenport and his fellow starters exited after a few series. In their stead came the reserves, who also helped keep Weeden and Webb upright through the first half of the preseason.

"We've got a lot of new faces but everybody's working really well together," offensive lineman David Quessenberry said. "Obviously the quarterbacks have played well. It's been fun."

Quessenberry agreed with Davenport about the cohesion up front, and its importance.

"Honestly, that's one of the biggest things," Quessenberry said. "Obviously you have to have good players, but the chemistry is something that is unique and special, and has to be built and really bought into."

Check out photos of the Houston Texans as they defeat the San Francisco 49ers in their home-opening preseason game.

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