Going into Week 15 with a 9-4 record, the Houston Texans will try to gain their 10th win of the season on the road against the New York Jets.
The Houston Texans will be playing in a rare Saturday afternoon game when Week 15 rolls around, traveling to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets with a chance this weekend to clinch the AFC South championship.
Houston clinches the AFC South championship this upcoming weekend if they win their game against the Jets, plus if the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans lose their games.
Early in the odds provided by OddsShark.com, the Texans are favorites over the host Jets for Week 15 at -6.5. The Jets are 4-9 this season, but have won their most recent game by a 27-23 score over the Buffalo Bills.
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Also at OddsShark.com they have the Texans at 6-7 against the spread, while the Jets are 5-8 ATS.
The last time these two teams faced each other was on Nov. 22, 2015 when they Texans won 24-17 according to FootballDataBase.com.
The Texans have won the last two meetings against the Jets, with the other recent game being back in 2012. Overall, the Texans are 2-5 all-time against the Jets as New York won the first five meetings against Houston from 2003-10.
As for the current day Jets, they have a rookie quarterback in Sam Darnold who helped lead the Jets to their fourth win this past Sunday. For the season, Darnold passed for 2,104 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Darnold has completed 55.9 percent of his passes and has been sacked 21 times.
In a closer look a Deshaun Watson, the second-year Texans quarterback has passed for 3,298 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Watson has allowed been sacked 46 times this season.
The Texans are working their way to a potential AFC South championship and a hopeful run in the playoffs. The Jets’ season is all but over as they look to finish the season the best they can.
Houston should be the favorite in this game, and if they play as well as they are able they should be able to cover the -6.5 odds given to their side, but it is the NFL and as we all know anything can and will happen.