The Houston Texans routed the Miami Dolphins 30-10 in NFL week 1 action. Although, no one stood out with a memorable individual performance the Texans overcame a slow start. The defensive line played well, Schaub looked decent in his first start since his foot injury a season ago.
Arian Foster only had 79 yards but scored two crucial touchdowns. The Miami Dolphins played well in the beginning of this game, but Foster made sure the Houston Texans distanced themselves from the 'Fins. Foster showed why he is one of the most feared running backs in the league with a couple impressive runs. But he wasn't the hero of this game.
The hero in this game was J.J. Watt, he recorded 1.5 sacks and tipped three passes which led to a couple of interceptions. He hounded QB Ryan Tannehill all game and led a ferocious pass rush. The loss of Mario Williams won't impact the Texans if Watt continues to play the way he did this week. Watt may be establishing himself as one of the most dominate defense players in the league.
Ryan Tannehill struggled in his first NFL start. He fumbled and threw three interceptions, but that's not the half of it. When the Dolphins selected Tannehill 7th overall in 2012 NFL Draft, many experts called the move a stretch by a desperate franchise to find a franchise quarterback. Tannehill looked confused and lost for most of the game. In his defense, the Dolphins have no playmakers on the outside for Tannehill to throw to. If Tannehill continues you to struggle, the Dolphins may be picking in the top five of the 2013 NFL Draft.