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NFL Week 11 CBS Houston Texans @ Washington Redskins Preview

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Houston Texans @ Washington Redskins – CBS, 1:00 PM

Watson: Solid from a clean pocket

Deshaun Watson has been excellent from a clean pocket in his last two games. He'll look to keep that going against Washington.

Watson doing work on the ground

In addition to his work in the passing game, Watson has also continued to excel in the running game, leading all quarterbacks with 36 scrambles for 296 yards.

Watt rushing from the left

J.J. Watt, now healthy, is back to his dominant self. He leads all edge defenders with 10 sacks from rushes from the left side this season.

No pressure on money downs

The Texans defense has been unable to generate much pressure when it counts. With a 30.8% pressure rate on money downs, Houston has the second-lowest mark in the league.

Smith back to business as usual

Quarterback Alex Smith has struggled with the deep ball in 2018. After leading the league in both deep passer rating and adjusted completion percentage a season ago, Smith now ranks 26th and 25th, respectively.

Smith playing it safe

The veteran quarterback has taken a much more conservative approach this season and averages just 6.62 yards downfield per attempt – good for 23rd among the league's quarterbacks.

Ioannidis on the interior

Interior defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis has generated pressure on of 13.1% of his rushes this season, which ranks fifth out of 104 qualifying players at the position.

Swearinger making his name heard

D.J. Swearinger has been tested often this year, and the results have been astoundingly positive. All told, he's allowed a passer rating of just 50.4 when targeted, which ranks eighth among safeties.

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