Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) rushes the quarterback against Atlanta Falcons tight end Levine Toilolo (80) during the first quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans favorites over Washington Redskins

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Three days before the start of the regular season for the Houston Texans vs. the Washington Redskins, it is the Texans who are the favorites.

Houston is a -3 favorite over the Redskins according to the folks at bovada.lv, so to be honest that is a surprise considering the starting QB the Texans have in Ryan Fitzpatrick.

But, to be honest, I have the Texans winning the game, 17-14 on Sunday in Houston. I say that because I just feel this team really needs a win after losing 14 straight games to end the ’13 season.

It also helps that the Texans have former NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney on their side, so that could be difference of three points.

If both Watt and Clowney don’t have either a sack or tackle for loss I’ll be surprised. For the Texans to win this game, the No. 1 thing they must do is cause havoc for Robert Griffin III, and don’t allow the Redskins to get a running game going with Alfred Morris. If that happens, the Texans will have a victory for the first time in nearly year.

What are your thoughts on the odds given to the Texans by the bookmakers three days before the game?

Let us know, and give us your predictions for the game on Sunday.

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