This have alot of factors in it and the talking heads will be saying maybe houston is not as good as we thought with a close win over the NAGS.
I actually think that was the best thing that could have happen to the Texans. Reminds me many times of games where the Pats here locally had a bad win kinda like vs. Buffalo then crushed Indy. Texans can learn from this win that they need to play every game and no one can be taken lightly but still a notch in the win colum.
Basic handicapp Best team in football -3. Ok not up to my usual standard.
The Texans come in after a scare from the Nags with an emotiaonl comeback win 43-37 in OT where they were about to lose that game twice. That show grit and guts this team did nto have prior to the 2011 season. Defense and running game travel well and that is what this team is built on even though the passing number were through the roof yesterday.
Texans come in avg 136.7 rushing yards per game 3.91 ypr avg against a defensive line that has the grith to stop the run but not the motors or intensity from what I am seeing as they are giving up 114 ypg and 4.34 yrp. Ok so Foster left and Foster off tackle and you get 34d and 1 or 2 ?
On the Road Houston is 4-0 and 3-1 ats. the defense WATT is happening still even though Von Miller is the creamsicle of the week. ( you should get that one lol ) along with a strong secondary even if Joseph is not 100%. Make Titus young and Broyles beat you. Not to mention they will be in Staffords face all day long with Barwin and Watt of the edge or batting down passes. 4th in total defense 4th in pts allow and 7th in passing defense.
Two quality road wins @ Chicago 13-6 and @ Denver looking even better 31-25.
Detroit well 4-6 but hey they know how to play on Turkey day. Yes they do as they are grandfathered into this game. They also play like turkeys many times this season. They are 4th in sacks allow and Stafford took at beating and was limping and reaching for things and that was with a medicore GB defense. They do not have a running game and I expect 2 turnovers from Stafford and company to aid the Texans.
Texans have no time to read the press clippings this week about how great they are but I bet Kubiack and Wilson are pulling out those pieces on how they are not that good and how the Bears and 49ers defense are ranked higher now and probably better.
Take the Texans to bounce back with a win on national tv. They need to reverse their previous national tv image getting trounced by the Pack
Take the Texans -2.5 /-3
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