Are Texans for real? Week 1 vs. Patriots an early litmus test



The key to being successful this year is simple. "Be me. That's it".

While the anticipation of seeing how Watt will perform in his first regular-season game since October 8 is great, Watt insists that after everything he's been through he's simply savoring every moment instead of worrying what might happen. We saw it with Reggie Wayne and Tedy Bruschi and Eric Decker this year, who they were going to release before he retired.

White has emerged as an integral part of the New England offense over the last three years, while Chung is a veteran presence in the secondary.

Watson threw for 1699 yds, 19 TDs, and only 8 INTs in just seven games last season.

"We had the opportunity to put the game away and we didn't", he said.

Although Brady discusses the hardships of preparing for each season and his decision to spend more time with his family this offseason, he also makes clear his intentions of continuing. "That was pretty much it".

The Patriots however, will have to deal with these new defensive talents without Bill Belichick disciple Matt Patricia as their Defensive Coordinator. "They did really good in their man-coverage tonight", quarterback Nick Foles said. You can also download the CBS app to use All Access, or watch the games on in more than 150 markets across the U.S.

"I think what you saw past year, you'll just see better", McCourty said.

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Though Watson's rookie season was cut short, his injury didn't end his learning and development. "So, trying to be my best physically and be my best mentally and that's a good place to be".

"Anytime you can open a season against a quality opponent, a playoff opponent, you want to be prepared", safety Tyrann Mathieu said. He would study tape.

And come Sunday, the Patriots and Texans will meet in a game between familiar foes with plenty of early-season questions to be answered.

"Most athletes, by the time you get to a certain point you start to figure it out mentally and physically it becomes really hard".

Star receiver DeAndre Hopkins has dealt with a revolving door at quarterback, including playing with four different ones last season, since he was drafted in 2013. But he's stopped worrying about stuff like that now that he's approaching 30 years old. "I think coming off an ACL people worry about, 'Is he going to (still) do it.' I think he's going to be the same guy, just a better passer and a quarterback because he has experience under his belt and he's been working".

"I think people are just looking for something to write and talk about".

"He still has all the ability he had past year".

"I actually didn't wear a knee brace back then", said Brady.

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