Game: Houston Texans (5-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
Outlook: So after a bye week, the Texans head to Jacksonville to try to get that elusive first road win of the season. And after playing New England, Minnesota and Denver on the road, it’s way about time they face a bad team.
The Jaguars are a dead team walking if you ask me. The offense has done next to nothing as far as a running game and Blake Bortles is as inconsistent as can be. Stud receiver Allen Robinson is wasting his talents in this offense, as his catches have dropped from his rookie season last year.
This should be a good matchup for a Houston defense that has been owned on the road by opponents. If they can shut down the Jags’ run game and get some pressure on Bortles, the Texans’ defense should have a pretty easy day.
Offensively, all you can ask is if Lamar Miller can chew up yards and Brock Osweiler can make some accurate passes, Houston can win this game going away. But if the Jags are able to clog up the running lanes and force Osweiler to throw a lot, it could get dicey.
But hey, the AFC South is terrible, Houston is a mediocre team at best, and they should be able to pad its lead on the rest of the division with a win here.
Prediction: Houston 24, Jacksonville 17.