WHEN THE TEX­ANS PASS

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In the last five games, De­shaun Wat­son hasn’t thrown more than 24 passes. His high for yards was 239. But he has 11 touch­downs and two in­ter­cep­tions dur­ing that stretch. He’s com­ing off a vic­tory over Ten­nessee when he ac­counted for three touch­downs, in­clud­ing two pass­ing. con­tin­ues and Wat­son The to pro­tec­tion is be forced in­con­sis­tent, out of the pocket more than Bill O’Brien would like, but he’s dan­ger­ous throw­ing on the move or run­ning. He’ll have to keep a close eye on de­fen­sive end Myles Gar­rett, the Browns’ best pass rusher with 10 sacks. In­terim coach and de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Gregg Wil­move liams will Gar­rett around, and the Tex­ans have to block him with two play­ers to keep him away from Wat­son. Wil­liams likes to blitz early to test quar­ter Wat­son backs, so can ex­pect it. The Tex­ans are 12th in of­fense (373.1 yards), in­clud­ing 19th (236.5) pass­ing. The Browns are 31st in de­fense (415.4), in­clud­ing 30th (283.5) against the pass.

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