As for the Texans, the number one thing on their minds should be to focus on this game and not even consider the next two weeks. The Tennessee Titans face the red hot New Orleans Saints to keep their division hopes alive, but that is completely out of their control.
Houston firmly controls their own destiny, but cannot afford to slip up against an inferior NFC team. Deshaun Watson needs to continue his impeccable performance this year by avoiding risky throws and throwing away the football rather than holding it in the face of pressure.
The fact that Mike Evans and Chris Godwin will miss this contest is a major plus for the Texans secondary, but we also just witnessed the same group get torn up by rookie Drew Lock just two weeks ago.
If all going according to plan, the Texans should be able to “Eat a W.”
My final score prediction is 31-24, with Watson finding Hopkins for two scores, Will Fuller for another, and Duke Johnson breaking the plains as well.