Texans vs. Dolphins: Staff predictions

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Oct 18, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (center) after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Lington, Staff Writer

Game: Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins

Prediction: The Texans finally got on the right track with a big, dominating 4th quarter effort in route to a huge win over their AFC South Divisional rival Jacksonville Jaguars. The defense finally looked like it was coming together, and even without the presence of Jadeveon Clowney and with J.J. Watt feeling horribly sick, they managed to create constant pressure on the quarterback. The defense finished that game with 3 forced turnovers and 3 sacks. The offense also played very efficient, clean football. They finished the game with zero turnovers on offense, and DeAndre Hopkins went off (again).

I expect the trend to continue as the Texans enter the “easiest” part of their schedule. That being said, no game in the NFL is easy. I expect the newly revived Miami Dolphins to make this a dog fight. On paper, the defensive talent in this contest is ridiculous for both teams. I expect a low scoring affair, and DeAndre Hopkins to be the only bright spot for Houston yet again putting up monster numbers. I completely expect Hoyer to revert back into the turnover machine he has always been, but the defense will make up for it with big plays of it’s own.

Final Score: Houston 13, Miami 10

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