Oct 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Justin Tuggle (57) runs with the ball after making an interception on a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) during the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City, at Carolina, Tampa Bay
Prediction: Tough stretch to start the season against Kansas City and Carolina, then perhaps a shot at a rookie quarterback. After a 1-1 outing against two veterans, defensive end J.J. Watt and company will look to exploit whichever young gun ones up for Tampa.
Record for the month: 2-1
at Atlanta, Indianapolis, at Jacksonville, at Miami
Prediction: More tough opponents start out the month of October. Atlanta will be tough, but I believe the team is up for Indy and their old number 80 (that was for you DeAndre Hopkins). A road trip through Florida goes 1-1 and the team stays above .500 for the year.
Record for the month: 2-2
Record overall: 4-3
Tennessee, BYE WEEK, at Cincinnati, New York Jets, New Orleans
Prediction: Finally a start to a moth with a team that the Texans should be able to take. The bye week comes at a nice time and I believe this is finally the year quarterback Andy Dalton, head coach Marvin Lewis and the Bengals fall completely off the wagon. The Jets are not much of a threat, but New Orleans will put an end to the fun winning streak.
Record for the month: 3-1
Overall record: 7-4
at Buffalo, New England, at Indianapolis, at Tennessee
Prediction: Going into the final stretch the team has some room to make mistakes, but head coach Bill O’Brien won’t have that. A tough Buffalo team will have a good year or two under new coach Rex Ryan before he beats his own offense into the ground, and Houston is unlucky enough to face the team before Ryan can fully implement his lack of offense. The New England and Indy games will most like not be fun, making for a rough stretch of games before a much needed visit to Tennessee.
Record for the month: 1-3
Overall record: 8-7
Prediction: At some point everyone in Jacksonville just needs to move on because this team is a perennial mess. The Texans will sweep them and finish on a two game winning streak. Whether or not this gets them into the playoffs will be up to the other teams in the AFC.
Record for the month: 1-0
Overall Record 9-7
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