Texans vs. Raiders: TV schedule, radio, live stream, where to watch, odds
The Houston Texans are looking to rebound on Sunday, but to do so they’ll be facing a three-win Oakland Raiders team which is one win away from being over the .500 mark.
No matter what some believe, the Houston Texans don’t have an easy game on their hands this upcoming Sunday as they’ll be facing the Oakland Raiders in Week 8 of the 2019 NFL season. In fact, the Raiders are 3-3 overall, while the Texans are only one win better at 4-3.
The last time the two teams faced each other was on Jan. 7, 2017 when the Texans won by a 27-14 score. Looking back at last Sunday, the Texans are coming off a tough loss to the Indianapolis Colts by a 30-23 score, while the Raiders lost to the Green Bay Packers, 42-24.
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Looking at common opponents, the Raiders defeated the Colts in Week 4 by a 31-24 score but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-10, and the Texans were able to defeat the Chiefs earlier this season.
This is an interesting game for sure because with the Raiders, they’ll still surprise you and have the abilities to take a lead or to battle back like they did against the Chicago Bears this season. The Texans are a team that has battled back from a deficit a time or two in recent memory, so something might have to give on Sunday.
Listed below are ways to watch and listen to the game on Sunday:
Date: Sunday, Oct. 27
Start time: 3:25 p.m. CT
Location: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio Broadcast: SportsRadio 610 (KILT-AM), 100.3 KILT-FM, Mega 101 FM (KLOL-FM)
Live Stream: Fubo TV, NFL Game Pass
The oddsmakers for this game have the Texans as -7 favorites “courtesy of the Action Network” as of Friday morning.
Oakland enters this game 16th in passing yards per game at 233 yards, plus they are 18th in scoring per game (21.2), 13th in yards per game (370.8) and sixth in rushing yards per game (137.8).
On the flip side, the Texans’ defense is 19th in points allowed per game (23.4) and 17th in yards allowed (359.9). The Houston defense is 29th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game at 275.6 and fourth in rushing yards allowed per game (84.3).
That is where the winner of the game will be determined, and that is the rushing yards per game. Oakland’s leading rusher is Josh Jacobs at 554 yards on 109 carries with four touchdowns, as he’s averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
Oakland’s rushing defense is strong too as they are allowing just 86.7 yards per game on the ground, fifth-best in the league. Houston’s passing game has a great chance to excel with the Raiders ranked 31st in the league in passing yards allowed at 289.8.
The Houston offense with Deshaun Watson at the helm is 11th in the league at 261.9 passing yards per game. Watson this season has completed 69.4 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
The rushing game could be the key to setting up a win for either team, but don’t be surprised if one of the teams wins this game with their passing game because both teams could struggle due to the play of their secondary.