Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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The Houston Texans are expected to use rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson as their starter for their Week 2 Thursday game against the Cincinnati Bengals. "I don't have the answers, but we have to figure it out", tight end Tyler Eifert said. "There's maybe three or four different plays that we run and vice versa that the other guy doesn't run, but it (the offense) doesn't really change too much".

Deshaun Watson was impressive during his first start as an National Football League quarterback Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals' offensive line struggles are a huge concern coming into a game against the Texans' front seven, but Houston's offensive line is a mess as well.

The last team to play its first two games at home and not score a touchdown was the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

"I just worked through it". You've got your best player out there, you want him to be a focal point. The pressure is on head coach Marvin Lewis to get the offense in gear, and with the Texans being a bit banged up from the opener, there will be little room for excuses. "I've got a lot more opportunities to come".

Clouds will also disappear as the game goes on, resulting in mostly clear skies by the second half.

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They held a 193-to-39 edge in total yards in the first half and owned a four-to-one edge in time of possession. LeSean McCoy couldn't get anything go against the Panthers who managed just 9 yards on 12 carries.

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The loss is particularly painful after another furious fourth quarter comeback in which the Vols rallied from 10 down twice. The final play capped a insane fourth quarter in which the teams combined for 37 points and little, if any, defense.

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Longtime friends of Robert Hodges are just as stunned and saddened by all that's happened. She said the grandparents have yet to speak to Hodges or his wife.

After Thursday's game, he said he had to check if his finger was still attached.

"It wasn't ideal", head coach Bill O'Brien said.

However, ESPN's Football Power Index is giving the Texans the Bengals the edge in this one. By the end of Sunday, Cincinnati's total should sit well outside of the top 25.

Watson played behind a line which was much better than it was against the Jaguars when the group allowed 10 sacks. This game will be a showdown of two teams who desperately need a bounce back win after subpar performances in Week 1. Both of those games were at home none the less.

The Houston Texans will travel to the face the New England Patriots (0-1) next Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals will travel to face the Green Bay Packers (1-0) next Sunday. A few a few passes across the field, the ball eventually found its way back into Dalton's hands.

J.J. Watt did get any sacks, but two weeks after adding to his Houston-love by raising millions of dollars to help those who were hit hardest by hurricane Harvey, he made his usual impact, including one massive hit on the Bengals center.

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