The Houston Texans take on the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. It won’t be a walk in the park, but there are three players who will really help in the process of gaining a fifth straight win.
Thursday Night Football will consist of the Houston Texans hosting the Miami Dolphins, where both teams enter the game at 4-3 overall, as the Texans have been winners of four straight and the Dolphins have lost three of their past four games.
Houston isn’t destroying teams or controlling the pace of their wins during games, but the Texans are looking for their fifth straight win and in the NFL, a win by one point or a win by 20 points means the same in the standings. Speaking of standings, the Texans are first place in the AFC South, one game ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans as Week 8 begins.
A win by Houston guarantees them staying in first place in the division for another week, but like stated earlier, getting to that point will consist of the Texans defeating a Dolphins team that has shown at times they are capable of winning games on a consistent level this season.
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One thing that has changed for Miami is they have former Texans starting quarterback Brock Osweiler as their starter for the past couple games, as their usual starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is battling injury. Osweiler played one season for the Texans, where they overpaid him with a large contract but managed to trade him and a draft pick to the Cleveland Browns to take a loss at the experiment of Osweiler being the franchise quarterback.
As for Thursday night, the Texans have players on both sides of the ball who will be worth watching with great interest. One of those players is always DeAndre Hopkins, but this could be the game where he really takes control. Hopkins has had big games this season with clutch catches, but facing a Dolphins defense that allows 268.6 yards per reception, there is an opportunity for a big-time game to occur.
Here are 3 Players to Watch on Thursday night when the Texans face the Dolphins on Fox with a start of 8:20 p.m. ET.