Joe Burrow has four second half showdowns against other young QBs
In the Bengals penultimate game of the 2020 season, they will host the Houston Texans and
. Watson will be the second QB after Tagovailoa that Burrow and the Bengals will play who won a national championship in college. One of the most mobile QBs in the NFL, Watson will stress any defense.
Houston is 2-6, but 2-2 since 73-year Romeo Crennell was named interim coach and became the oldest head coach in NFL History.
Watson has thrown for 2,375 yards, 17 TDs and five INTs and run for 197 yards and one TD. Houston is sixth in the NFL in passing this season. The Texans’ defense is 23rd against the pass.
Houston has improved its passing game since Crennel took over for O’Brien. Houston averaged 254 passing yards during their 0-4 start and have averaged 307.5 passing yards over the last four games with two wins. The Bengals need to force the Texans NFL worst rushing offense to beat them.
It will be weakness against weakness when the Bengals 29th rushing defense against the Texans. The Bengals are 22nd in pass defense. It could be a high scoring game with the Bengals 20th in scoring defense and Houston 30th. Weather could also play a factor with Bengals hosting the game on December 27.