The New England Patriots open up their season Sunday at Gillette Stadium against the Houston Texans.
New England will have its work cut out for it. The Texans are expected to have one of the best defensive units in the league, especially with J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercillus back healthy. Couple that with the Patriots’ depleted receiving corps and it should be a battle to open the season.
Aside from getting through Watt and the Texans’ defense, the Patriots also are tasked with stopping quarterback star Deshaun Watson.
So, just how does New England handle the 22-year-old?
Former Pats tight end Jermaine Wiggins breaks down how to defend Houston’s signal-caller, noting they need to stop him from making big plays with his legs. To hear Wiggins’ breakdown, check out the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.