Redskins vs. Texans: Five Things to Watch for

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Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) runs after a catch against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

3.  Redskins corners vs. the big Texans Receivers

One thing the Redskins cornerbacks had a problem with last season was dealing with the size and strength of opposing teams wide receivers.  And both the starting wide receivers for the Houston Texans, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are both over 6 feet tall and 215 pounds.

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Johnson is 6’3, 230 himself so he will be a load to handle for the Redskins DB’s.  But DeAngelo Hall is used to taking on bigger receivers so he won’t shy away from the challenge. The Redskins other starting corner David Amerson has gotten stronger and is much more confident over his rookie season.

So I expect the Redskins corners to be physical with the Texans receivers to make them take that extra split second to get into their routes causing Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to hold the ball a little longer so the Redskins pass rush can get to him.