Texans vs. Titans: Staff predictions

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Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong (11) celebrates with tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (87) during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Lington, Staff Writer

Game: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Prediction: Honestly, I don’t see how it could get much worse. This may be the last game in which I predict a Texan win before the game happens. This is the last straw in my bucket. If they can’t turn it around against the Titans when they are without their top quarterback, they can’t turn it around at all.

I fully expect to see them come out with fire and attitude unlike we’ve seen this season. I’m praying that someone in the front office finally does their job and gets this team going. J.J Watt cannot do it alone, and the defense has all of the talent in the world. If I were Romeo, I’d preach simplicity and technique over scheme. It seems the complex nature of the Crennel defense makes them move slower, think too much and end up looking absolutely horrific in the process.

Hoyer will always look lost, and without Arian Foster the offense will struggle to find an identity. Even so, I still believe they have the talent with DeAndre Hopkins alone to take over this game. Remember, last season Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed 6 touchdowns and Hopkins had a career day, amassing 9 catches for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns.

I hope my hunch is right.

Final Score: Texans 35, Titans 10

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