Houston Texans 2017 season game-by-game predictions

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After breaking down the Houston Texans schedule, they should win the AFC South again.

With the NFL schedules being released yesterday, I’ve decided to take a crack at predicting how things will go for the Texans in 2017.

So here we go.

Week 1 – Sept. 10, vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

It feels like the NFL world has been waiting for the Jaguars to be relevant for a decade now.  I’m not sure it will happen this coming season.

The Texans have the better overall team and I’m confident that quarterback Tom Savage can do enough to get a win at home to open the season. (Record 1-0)

Week 2 – Sept. 14, @Cincinnati Bengals, 8:25 p.m., NFL Network

Yes the Bengals had a down year in 2016, but they still have plenty of weapons on offense with Andy Dalton, A.J. Green., Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill.

I have a feeling the Texans will fall on the road in prime time. (Record 1-1)

Week 3 – Sept. 24, @New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

I feel better about Tom Savage starting this one than Brock Osweiler.

I think Houston will pull off an early season upset due to their defense. (Record 2-1)

Week 4 – Oct. 1, vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Coming off a big win over the Patriots the Texans will have a let down game against a good Titans team that almost made the playoffs in 2016. (Record 2-2)

Week 5 – Oct. 8, vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Another big game for the Texans against a very good Chiefs team.

I’m not as confident in Kansas City’s offense as I am in Houston’s defense.

Texans win this game (Record 3-2) 

Week 6 – Oct. 15, vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS

It’s the Browns. Win. (Record 4-2)

Week 7 – BYE

Week 8 – Oct. 29, @Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Seattle is too good at home and I’m not confident enough in the Texans’ offense to pull this one out.  (Record 4-3)

Week 9 – Nov. 5, vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Despite having a new general manager, the Colts offensive line isn’t going to get better over night.

Jadeveon Clowney and company will eat Andrew Luck up in this game. (Record 5-3)

Week 10 – Nov. 12, @LA Rams, 4:05 p.m., CBS

The Rams could be a tough team with a new coaching staff, but they lack the talent to beat the Texans. (Record 6-3)

Week 11 – Nov. 19, vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m., FOX

At home against a Cardinals team that was really bad last year.  I know things can change for Arizona, but Carson Palmer could be finished.

Give me the Texans and their defense in this game (Record 7-3)

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Week 12 – Nov. 27, @Baltimore Ravens, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

The Ravens are a scrappy team and they’re tough to beat at home in prime time.  I’m going Baltimore here. (Record 7-4)

Week 13 – Dec. 3, @Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

The Texans fell to the Titans earlier in the season so they get redemption here and split the season series. (Record 8-4)

Week 14 – Dec. 10, vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m., FOX

The 49ers are completely rebuilding. Houston Texans win. (Record 9-4)

Week 15 – Dec. 17, @Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

I got a feeling the Jags will pull out a win here and split their season series as they try to play spoiler. (Record 9-5)

Week 16 – Dec. 25, (Saturday) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 4:30 p.m., NBC

If this was a road game I would pick the Steelers, but with the Texans being at home, I’m going with them. (Record 10-5)

Week 17 – Dec. 31, @Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

The Texans end the season by sweeping the Colts as they get ready for the playoffs after winning the AFC South. (Record 11-5)

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