Texans QB Deshaun Watson can match a Matt Schaub record, bury another against the Titans

Mark Lane
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The Kansas City Chiefs will rest quarterback Patrick Mahomes and start backup Chad Henne as they finish out the season against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday.

Shouldn’t someone at Chiefs Wire write that up? What does that have to do with the Houston Texans?

Because Mahomes is sitting, it means his passing yards for the season are locked at 4,740. Entering Week 17, it is the most in the NFL.

Second-most passing yards in the NFL belong to Deshaun Watson at 4,458. If he can get 283 passing yards against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, he will pass Mahomes for the passing title. The last Texans quarterback to win the passing title was Matt Schaub in 2009 with 4,770. That is one record that Watson can match.

The Schaub record that Watson could eclipse against the Titans at 3:25 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium is most passing yards in a single season in Texans history. Watson would need 313 to set the record.

The three-time Pro Bowler has produced a 300-yard game in five of his last six ballgames. Watson also threw for 335 and four touchdowns against the Titans in Week 6, a 42-36 overtime loss. All of his production was in regulation, not benefiting from the overtime period at all.

The possibility is there. The Titans will be giving more of an effort than the Chiefs as Tennessee has yet to officially lock up a playoff spot. A win will be very significant for their cause as they seek to win the AFC South for the first time since 2008 and qualify for the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2007-08.