Texans vs. Bills: Staff predictions

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Nov 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin (84) scores a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of a game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Lington, Staff Writer

Game: Houston Texans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6)

Prediction: The Houston Texans have been riding their defense for a stellar 4 game win streak against a few quality opponents. Last week against New Orleans, the defense held them without a touchdown for the first time in 155 games. That’s downright filthy, and the defense has the talent and tenacity to keep up this pace.

The Houston offense has been pleasantly surprising in recent weeks as well, after Bill O’Brien started to coach his tail off and throw in a few new wrinkles to the gameplan. He’s utilized Cecil Shorts III brilliantly in recent weeks, and I expect that trend to continue.

If Hoyer can be consistent, and the Texans can get somewhat of a ground attack going along with the defense containing the Bill’s explosive offensive weapons, I see a victory come Sunday afternoon.

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Look for the defense to force a few turnovers, and J.J. Watt wreaking havoc in the backfield all day long. They will make enough stops and get some momentum changing plays to swing the game in their favor. Texans make it 5 in a row, and on the home stretch towards the playoffs.

Final score: Houston Texans 24, Buffalo Bills 10