3. Houston Texans score 28 points on offense
This isn’t counting any points the defense could score during the game, but the offense of the Houston Texans should play a smoother game than they did in the season opener for the simple reason they finally had time to see what they could accomplish, but they’ll have to have more time on the field to do so.
Last week the Texans had a total of 25:13 ,which isn’t much time to get into a groove of being an NFL offense. The Texans will need to be on the field much more this Sunday, but they are also going to have to play a better overall game when they are actually on the field too.
The Texans have the potential to be a solid offense, and the prediction to get to 28 points on Sunday is feed the ball more to David Johnson as he had a nice first outing with the Texans by finishing with 11 carries for 77 yards and one touchdown. Johnson will need to have more than 11 carries for the Texans to win this game, but there is more that will be needed from the offense as well.
Houston’s offensive line play needs to play a smoother game too, because they are going to have to keep the Ravens’ pass rush off Deshaun Watson to realistically have a chance in this game. Also offensively Jordan Akins needs to have more targets as a tight end, and a better role in the offense in Week 2.
Akins is a very important part of the offense, so his playing time needs to increase, and his targets must be more in Week 2 than the two targets he had in the season opener. If the above things happen for the Texans offense, they will stay on the field longer, keep Lamar Jackson off the field longer, and score more points than they did last Thursday night. All of that is also easier said than done.