The Hornets have spent 25 of the 29 gameweeks in the bottom three of the Premier League, 16 of those as the side occupying bottom place.
Last season's beaten FA Cup finalists are by no means safe from the drop just yet, though, and have plenty of work to do should the campaign be given the green light to resume.
With that in mind, Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Watford's remaining nine fixtures.
Watford were due to host Pearson's former club Leicester City in their next match - a fixture that the Hornets tend to do well in.
Indeed, they have won their last three home top-flight meetings against Leicester and have lost just two of the last 10.
The average position of Watford's remaining home opponents is 10th, but they have a pretty underwhelming record in Hertfordshire this term, winning only four out of 14 matches.
They have performed even worse on their travels, though, collecting just 10 points from a possible 45.
Taking the results from the nine reverse fixtures into account, Watford are on course to add just five more points to their tally, giving them a total of 32.
That would almost certainly not be enough to keep them in the division, so Pearson will be hoping for a second bounce if he is to achieve his target of survival.
Watford's remaining Premier League fixtures
Leicester City (h)
Norwich City (h)
Newcastle United (h)
West Ham United (a)
Manchester City (h)