The Houston Texans are once again going to be playing the role of underdog.
There is no argument in saying that the Week 11 favorite between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots goes to the visiting team New England, because right now they are the better football team.
The Patriots might not be the team they once were, but maybe they are getting things figured out as they gained a 23-17 win last Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens in a bit of a surprise win. Way back in Week 2, the Texans lost to Baltimore, 33-16.
Now for this weekend, the Houston Texans are finally back home after having their past two games in Jacksonville and Cleveland. Though the Texans have just one home victory this season, to not have to travel this weekend has to bee good for this team.
As for the odds of this game, well, that advantage is in favor of the visiting Patriots with the odds on The Action Network having New England as -1.5 favorites, while the Houston Texans are as low as +2.5 underdogs entering this game as of Thursday.
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That’s OK for the Texans because the Patriots aren’t that favored over Deshaun Watson and his team, while the Patriots have much more on the line than Houston with the Patriots being 4-5 overall and trying their best to get back within striking distance of the 7-3 Buffalo Bills and the 6-3 Miami Dolphins in the AFC East standings.
The Houston Texans should just start opening the playbook and have some fun this Sunday to see what they can accomplish against the Patriots and Cam Newton. Houston is 2-7 overall, have only defeated the Jaguars and need to see which players they want to keep moving forward.
Since they aren’t that much of an underdog at +2.5, that makes this the type of game where they could have a little fun and add in some new wrinkles to the play calling, rather then the usual first down run, especially with David Johnson out for the next few games.
Houston has the odds against them again this Sunday, but they can make this a close contest against the Patriots, but what the Houston Texans will need to do to beat the odds this Sunday is to get creative and add something new from the playbook.