The Houston Texans are on the road for Week 16 and they will be facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16 of the NFL season on Saturday afternoon.
Playing in the first game of an NFL tripleheader on a Saturday, the Houston Texans will be facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium with just two regular season games left this season.
The Texans enter this game with an overall record of 9-5 overall, and have a one-game lead over the AFC South second place Tennessee Titans. The Buccaneers are 7-7 overall, winning their past four games, leaving them in second place in the NFC South, with the New Orleans Saints champions of that division at 11-3 overall.
Even being in second place in the NFC South the Buccaneers are playing for pride from here on out because the have been eliminated from playoff contention, but don’t expect this game to be a breeze for the Texans due to that fact.
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The offense of the Texans will be very interesting to watch in this game, especially quarterback Deshaun Watson because he is coming off four straight games of nearly 250 yards passing. More so than that it is always up to Watson to be the leader of the Texans in their pursuit of the playoffs for a second straight year.
Last Sunday, in a 24-21 win over the Titans, Watson was 19-of-27 for 243 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Jameis Winston of the Buccaneers is on a hot-streak of sorts because in his past two games he’s passed for over 450 yards in each contest, which never happened before in the 100-year history of the NFL. That means the Texans secondary has a tough task ahead of them on Saturday, which has had their share of struggles this season.
Below is how to watch and listen to the Texans at the Buccaneers as the Week 16 game takes place this Saturday afternoon:
Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
Start time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
TV Info: NFL Network
Radio Broadcast: SportsRadio 610 (KILT-AM), 100.3 KILT-FM, Mega 101 FM (KLOL-FM)
Live Stream: Fubo TV, NFL Network
Looking at the odds given by The Action Network as of Saturday morning (Dec. 21), the Texans are -3 point favorites against the Buccaneers. According to 506 Sports, announcing the game will be Rich Eisen, Joe Thomas, and Nate Burleson.
The Texans and Buccaneers should have a competitive game on Saturday. If we know anything about the Texans this season it could take them a few moments to warm up, as strong play in first quarter isn’t their best quality.
This isn’t a must-win game for the Texans in terms of their season ending, but a win on Saturday would go a long way to winning a second straight AFC South championship.