The first Packers/Texans game featured the illustrious David Carr, then in the midst of a 16 touchdown, 14 interception season in which he was sacked a league-leading 49 times. The next two matchups pitted Matt Schaub (twice a Pro Bowl passer, somehow!) against Aaron Rodgers. The last featured the tall but otherwise unremarkable Brock Osweiler.
Sunday will be something entirely different. Though he hasn’t reached the lofty heights of Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson is very rightly regarded as one of the bright young quarterback stars in the league. He’s dangerous, efficient, and can put up huge numbers seemingly at a whim. Certainly, he is not perfect. But he’s in an entirely different class than any Texans quarterback the Packers have ever faced. That may not be saying much, but it’s something that sets apart this Sunday’s matchup in an otherwise relatively nondescript series of games between these two teams.
Watson’s been on a tear the last month, even if a lot of it has been in garbage time. The Packers should be ready for an aerial bombardment.
None of these deals seems likely or imminent, but window shopping can be fun.
While Preston Smith’s invisibility on the field has gotten plenty of press, Adrian Amos’s quietly disappointing season has gone under the radar. Packers Wire takes a look at why Amos has been underwhelming.
Last week’s loss was disappointing, but it’s worth remembering that every team hoping to hoist the Lombardi Trophy has some weaknesses. Get a rundown of each team’s strengths and weaknesses here.
Not that I’d ever want Seattle to have anything nice, but this is really cool.