Texans vs. Raiders: 5 Bold Predictions
Oct 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The Raiders will not gain over 100 yards rushing
Houston has allowed an average of 113.4 yards per game on the ground this season, while the Raiders have rushed for an average of 98.4 yards per game.
This is a bold prediction for the Texans with the above stat, because who knows what the Raiders will bring offensively this week. It makes sense with the fact the Raiders are starting a rookie at quarterback, and their leading rusher is out.
With Pryor out of the game this week, they are losing their leading rusher of 504 yards. Darren McFadden is second on the Raiders with 98 carries for 352 yards. McFadden is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry with four touchdowns, but I believe the Texans can keep him at bay in this game.