Two of the most exciting teams in the NFL square off Sunday night. Deshaun Watson tied his own rookie record that he set last week with five touchdown passes, but it wasn’t enough against the Chiefs. Kansas City stays perfect with the 42-34 win.
All four have winnable games. The Browns host the Jets, who are awful but somehow staring at a potential 3-2 record through five weeks. The 49ers, who have lost three straight games by three points or fewer for the first time in franchise history, travel to Indianapolis. The Chargers and Giants are playing each other, and while a 13-13 tie is what the NFL universe deserves, someone will probably win that contest.
Watson looks consistently poised and cool under pressure. He steps up and makes big plays when his team needs him most. It may not translate to wins right away, but Watson sure does look like the quarterback of the future, which is something the Texans have needed for a long time.
All we’ve heard about this season with the Chiefs is Kareem Hunt. But Charcandrick West stole his thunder on Sunday night.
It’s taken an edge off the run defense, no question about it, Harbaugh said of the injuries to Williams and defensive end Brent Urban. But we’re getting a lot of tackles for loss. Terrell Suggs made a lot of big plays in the backfield. Our guys are flying around to the football.
It’s only been five weeks, but these teams are in the top three in biggest winning percentage improvement. This matchup also marks just the fourth time in last four years that two opponents both at least three games over .500 will meet on TNF. This game has all the making of a old-fashion run the ball, play solid defense, and hit home runs type of game.