Dec 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 29-17. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 Predictions

Week 17 is the final week in the NFL for teams to push for what that vie for. For some teams it’s a playoff spot. For others, its one final week to play before they pack it in and prepare for the next season. Then you have the Houston Texans, who have already clinched their division and currently sit atop the AFC. However, there’s a catch.

The Texans need to play to win this week as the Colts, Patriots and Broncos could play spoiler to the the Texans hopes at first round bye, and or home field advantage. The Texans need to win to clinch both or risk losing it all. The Texans are afterall playing at 1p.m. while both Broncos and Patriots play at 4p.m.

For this week, I believe the Texans will once again show Andrew Luck and company who the boss of the AFC South is, as they square off in a division rematch. My predictions are as follows:

  • Houston will rush for more than 120 yards
  • Matt Schaub will throw 2 touchdown passes
  • J.J. Watt will tie the sack record
  • The Texans will win 24-17
Arian Foster will probably see some time share with Tate/ Forsett if the Texans want to monitor Fosters heart condition. Schuab will not have a dominant day, but will assert his skill set and have a couple of touchdown passes set up by the run. I also believe J.J. Watt will take advantage of the Colts injury woes at offensive line, like he did in week 15.
- Antonio Furgiuele



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