The Houston Texans have an opportunity to tie the Indianapolis Colts at 4-5 for a shared lead of the AFC South, all they need to do is beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. Not an easy task considering no one has beaten the Bengals this season, as they sit at 8-0.
The Texans did at least slow the high powered offense of Cincinnati down in the first 30 minutes as they held the Bengals to just six points at the half. Unfortunately for Houston, they only managed three points.
Still, the game is not out of reach for Houston in what has been a stellar defensive battle so far. Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer is 2-0 in his career against the Bengals and started the game 6-of-14 passes for 72 yards and an interception, which was on a hail mary pass to end the half.
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The opposing quarterback, Andy Dalton is 12-of-18 for 118 yards and no turnovers. He has extended some drives with his legs as he has 30-yards rushing, more than any other player in the game thus far.
Cincinnati has done a great job covering star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has been held with no catches so far. Rookie corner Kevin Johnson has stood out so far for the Texans as he has delivered a couple of big hits and has helped in holding Bengals receivers A.J. Green and Marvin Jones to 31 and 39 yards respectively.