Houston +7 HOU +7 Houston 28 @ New Orleans 30 9/09 HOU 28 @ NO 30 9/09 WIN Sun 9/8 Deshaun Watson was sacked 62 times last season and the Texans still went 11-5. What happens if Watson actually gets some protection? Houston may have mortgaged its future by trading so much for Laremy Tunsil, but at least Watson has a shot at a healthy, huge 2019. Drew Brees fizzled at the end of last year, and the Saints traditionally fizzle to open the season (they lost at least their first two games from 2014-17, and their opener last year). No reason to think the Texans won?t keep it close.