Texans vs. Bengals: TV schedule, radio, live stream, where to watch

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Houston Texans, David Johnson
Houston Texans running back David Johnson (31) Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

For Week 16 the Houston Texans will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Houston Texans are playing for team pride in Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season, and so are the Cincinnati Bengals, as both teams are already out of any playoff contention due to their poor seasons in the win-loss column.

Cincinnati is 3-10-1 overall in 2020 which is last place in the AFC North. The Houston Texans are 4-10 overall for third place in the AFC South, but the Texans won’t be rewarded with a Top 10 first- or-second round pick as they traded those last year to the Miami Dolphins in a deal for left tackle Laremy Tunsil, and Kenny Stills.

Houston is coming into this game with the worst rushing numbers of any team in the entire NFL, ranked 32nd in yards per game average at 86 rushing yards per game. The Houston Texans have also rushed the football 310 times this season for 1,204 yards and only have eight rushing scores as a team to show for that as last weekend he rushed eight times for 27 yards.

Duke Johnson is already out for this game, and David Johnson will be on the field, but his numbers aren’t anything to celebrate either in 2020 as he’s battled so issues which have kept him off the field at times this season.

For the season David Johnson has rushed for 429 yards, averaging 4.0 yards per carry with four rushing touchdowns.

The Bengals’ rush defense allows an average of 128.4 yards rushing per game this season, so maybe this is the week the Houston Texans rushing game breaks through with a respectful performance, but that is asking a lot of the running backs it seems this season.

Houston Texans News: Here is how to watch the Week 16 game on Sunday.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 27
Start time: noon CT
Location: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Radio Broadcast: SportsRadio 610, NFL GamePass
Live Stream: fuboTV

Announcing the game will be Chris Myers and Greg Jennings on the FOX coverage.

This isn’t a game that will garner much national attention due to both teams not being anywhere near playoff talk in the next to last game of the season. The Bengals are without their franchise rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, and the Texans have one of the best quarterbacks in the league with Deshaun Watson, but not much after that … at least this season.

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The game should be played close, and even tough Houston is the favorite, don’t overlook Cincinnati as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Monday — in front of a national audience — on Monday Night Football.