Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers: Staff predictions
By Randy Gurzi
Writer: Randy Gurzi
Game: San Diego Chargers (4-6) at Houston Texans (6-4)
Outlook: The Houston Texans nearly had a big win in Mexico City on Monday Night Football. The defense was solid for the most part and their offense actually resembled an NFL offense.
Of course, some well documented bad calls ruined things for Houston. The biggest being the zebras saying running back Akeem Hunt didn’t convert a fourth-and-inches when replay showed he clearly did. After that gaffe, Houston went flat on defense and gave up the winning score.
After such a deflating loss a team usually heads in one of two directions. Either they come together and go on a run, or they implode completely. This team has yet to implode in the Bill O’Brien era and I don’t think they do here.
Look for Houston to keep their home winning streak going despite having to face the Chargers fresh off their Week 11 bye.
Prediction: Texans 26, Chargers 17