5 sneaky threats for the Panthers to worry about at the Texans

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Laremy Tunsil – OT

It’s no secret who’s the best offensive lineman for Houston is.

It’s Laremy Tunsil.

In fact, since trading for him before the 2019 season, Tunsil has been one of the lone bright spots on the Texans’ offensive line. He has made the Pro Bowl in both seasons he’s played with Houston and so far, is looking like he could repeat that success this season.

He lines up at left tackle, protecting the quarterback’s blind spot, one of the more difficult tasks in football.

Last week against the Cleveland Browns, he faced off against Myles Garrett. However, he kept a clean sheet in the box score, preventing any sacks or quarterback hits.

The only sack allowed in the game came from an unblocked safety off the right side of the line.

It’s hard to say this matchup against the Carolina Panthers will be his most difficult task as Garrett is a very talented, young edge rusher. However, he’ll face numerous explosive rushers that specialize in different ways to generate consistent pressure.

Brian Burns has speed. Haason Reddick has the swim move. Morgan Fox has the power to just bulldoze his way past offensive linemen.

Tunsil will likely see all three throughout the evening which could cause some trouble.