2. Texans pass rush
Without a doubt, a major worry for the Patriots entering Week 3 is the Houston pass rush, a unit that currently leads the NFL with nine sacks. To illustrate it another way, the Texans are on pace for 72 sacks on the season.
J.J. Watt leads the group, of course, and then Whitney Mercilus, Jadaveon Clowney and John Simon have been making noise through the first two games. Benardrick McKinney and A.J. Bouye have also contributed sacks.
Players to watch in Week 3 who could put this worry to rest include Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon, who will have their hands full on the edge. On the inside, Joe Thuney needs to pick up his game after committing two holding penalties in Week 2.
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