Bengals rookie WR Ross expected to play vs. Texans

Starting QB Tom Savage lasted one half before being replaced by first-round pick Deshaun Watson, who will likely get the start in Cincinnati.

Judging by the performances of their blockers in the opening week of the season, it's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals.

The Jaguars dumped Watson four times in the second half.

Here were Watson's thoughts on getting the call in Week 1. Because in order for Savage to remain starter he would have to play close to flawless from the very first snap. This shouldn't be a huge surprise as they lost significant horsepower in their O-line in the offseason, with tackle Andrew Whitworth (Rams) and guard Kevin Zeitler (Browns) defecting to other teams.

The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who was ruled out relatively close to game time with a tight hamstring. Houston doesn't even have a healthy tight end on the roster with all three now in the concussion protocol.

Whatever decision is made at quarterback, the offensive line remains broken and the depth chart compromised.

Bengals rookie WR Ross expected to play vs. Texans

"If you watch the film and you say 'I see something wrong that deserves to be benched, ' I wouldn't be on the phone with you now", Schwartz said. "I think we have to continue to let Andy do his thing". They were shutout versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

They have to establish the running game early, and they have to use rookie D'Onta Foreman more than they did on Sunday when he carried once for 4 yards.

To get Hopkins the ball, the coaches have to put him in position to make plays the way the Texans used to set up Andre Johnson.

On the ground, Giovani Bernard rushed for 40 yards while Jeremy Hill added 26 yards in six carries.

Dalton's numbers weren't overwhelming bad Thursday as he went 20-for-35 passing for 224 yards.

"It happened", Dalton said. "There's a long season ahead of us, and so we're pushing to do whatever we can to get a win this week on Thursday". That's uncharacteristic ... to his play. "It was tough for me, had walk-throughs all week, really my first time working with the first, the ones, so I just kind of tried to get on the same page and to work through it and that's what we did".

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