Game day has arrived, and with that, the fans of both the Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a bit of a dilemma on their hands tonight for the Thursday Night Football game on the NFL Network.
The dilemma is whomever loses will probably more than likely own the No. 1 overall draft choice at the May NFL Draft, as the Texans are 2-10 and the Jaguars 3-9, respectively.
Neither team will clinch the worst overall record following the game, but they’ll be in the driver’s seat for the spot with three games remaining following the Week 14 matchup.
It is a tough choice … do fans cheer for their team to lose this game and possibly have the first pick, or do they want their team to win and lose the “momentum” of the first draft choice?
It will be tough for fans to make that call.
As for the game itself, the last time these two teams met in Week 12, the Jaguars won at Houston, 13-6, keeping the Texans out of the end zone. If the Texans lose tonight, it will be an 11th consecutive loss, which was unthinkable at the start of the season.
This game will be a bit different for many reasons, but here is my shot at the weekly “5 Bold Predictions,” although any prediction with the Texans this season is pretty bold, because they’ve usually done the opposite of what I think they’ll do.