Texans vs. Bengals: Staff predictions

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Nov 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a reception as Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty (30) defends during a game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Randy Gurzi: Editor

Game: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals

Prediction: The Texans have a pretty good track record against the Bengals, especially in big games like the playoffs. Will Monday night football be another instance of Houston taking it to the stripes with the lights on? It will be hard for sure, because the Bengals are playing at a different level right now than ever before.

Andy Dalton is having a career year and A.J. Green can explode for a long touchdown catch at any second. Then their two-headed running back monster of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard are no joke either. And that is without even talking about their defense which was called a “total defense” by Texans coach Bill O’Brien.

While the news of Colts quarterback Andre Luck missing more time surely opens the door for Houston, this may not be the game they start making up ground. Even with a week to prepare, the Bengals are just too much for Houston to handle right now. Don’t get discouraged though, good stuff is still coming!

Final Score: Cincinnati 31, Houston 13

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