Steelers vs. Texans: Why Pittsburgh has cause for concern in Week 3

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

Deshaun Watson

This slide could simply say Deshaun Watson and move on. Watson is one of the best talents in the NFL, and no matter how good the Steelers’ defense is, he will prove to be a problem. He has an incredible arm with pinpoint accuracy. Even worse, if the coverage proves too good, he can beat you with his legs. It doesn’t matter that the Texans have a weak offensive line, Watson has the opportunity to shred the Steelers defense.

On top of this, Watson’s best receivers are deep threats. The Steelers have done a decent job of stopping the pass in the short and intermediate areas of the field but have struggled when it comes to deep passes. Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks have electrifying speed and great body control when going deep. With Watson’s supreme arm talent, the Steelers could be in for a long day.

Watson is a top QB in the league, and he could prove that by beating a good Steelers defense. The game plan has to focus on stopping Watson before he takes over the game. If the Steelers are lax in their game plan and come out weak against the Texans and Watson, it could turn into the Steelers’ first loss of the season. They can’t let Watson get into a groove or else the Steelers will be facing a likely loss in week three.