Texans vs. Bengals: Staff predictions

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Oct 8, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Jared Crick (93) nose tackle Vince Wilfork (75) and linebacker Brian Cushing (56) prior to the snap against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes will be on the Houston Texans tonight as they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals for their lone appearance on Monday Night Football. The Texans enter the game at 3-5 and are looking to upset the undefeated Bengals who have won their first eight games of the year.

In the past the narrative has been that Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton fades in night games when so much attention is on him, but this looks like a new Dalton this year. He enters this contest with a rating of 111.0. He earned this incredibly high rating by tossing 2,226 yards with 18 touchdowns to just four interceptions on 67.4 percent passing.

On Houston’s side though, Brian Hoyer hasn’t been what people expected either. The journeyman quarterback has completed 60 percent of his passes with 1,581 yards and 13 touchdown passes. Hoyer has only thrown three interceptions and for his efforts boasts a rating of 97.1.

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So with both teams looking much more efficient on offense than many expected, especially at the quarterback spot, who will take the Monday night game? Some of the writers here at Toro Times try their hand at picking the outcome,

Check out who we think will win and if you like the writers style, click on their name and see what else they have to say about the Houston Texans. Also, feel free to get the discussion going in the comment box and tell us who you think will win.

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