The morning huddle brings you all the Houston Texans news you need, today’s stories include the weekly madden prediction and a look at the upcoming game
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Drew Brees on J.J. Watt: ‘Eventually, he’s gonna find a way’ – by Mike Triplett, ESPN
"Two of the NFL’s biggest stars will line up across from each other this Sunday. The New Orleans Saints’ primary goal, however, will be to make sure they meet up as little as possible.Watt is once again leading the NFL in sacks with 11.5 for a Houston Texans defense that has been on a tear during their current three-game winning streak. They went 12 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown until the second half of last week’s win over the New York Jets."
Madden Matchup: Texans vs. Saints – by Eric SanInocencio, HoustonTexans.com
"Looking at the two teams through the game’s analytics, it looks as if there could be a lot of pressure on the quarterback on Sunday. In addition to Watt’s perfect 99 ranking, Saints right end Cameron Jordan is a 94. In real life, Jordan has six sacks on the season, explaining why he’s so highly valued in the virtual world. Look for both Hoyer and Brees to try and get rid of the ball quickly against these two star pass rushers.Madden Matchup: Texans 27, Saints 24 (OT)Looks like we will get our winning streak…at least we hope!"
Six Points: Saints vs. Texans – Fox Sports
"The Texans (5-5), are tied for first in the AFC South after winning three straight games. Houston’s defense is holding opponents to an average of just 9.7 points per game during that stretch. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who sat out of last week’s win over the New York Jets with a concussion, will be back under center this week.The Saints (4-6) are coming off a bye having lost two straight. New Orleans fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after the team’s 47-14 loss to the Washington Redskins on Nov. 5 and replaced him with former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen. While the defense has struggled, Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense remain typically effective. The Saints average 313.2 passing yards per game, second-best in the NFL, and 25.5 points per game, eighth best in the league."