5 Bold Predictions for Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Houston Texans welcome the defending Super Bowl Champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to NRG Stadium for their 2021 preseason finale.

So far in the 2021 preseason, the Houston Texans have shown their growth and development and gave many fans optimism heading into the regular season. This will be the first matchup between these two franchises since 2019 when Deshaun Watson led the Texans to a 23-20 win against the Jameis Winston quarterbacked Bucs.

This week’s preseason finale will feature a much different look at quarterback for both of these teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the reigning Super Bowl LV MVP Tom Brady starting the game while the Houston Texans send out 11 year NFL veteran Tyrod Taylor.

Players around NRG Stadium are getting primed both mentally and physically to face the Super Bowl Champs. With a matchup like this, players such as Free Safety, Justin Reid voiced their excitement about the upcoming matchup to reporters at training camp.

"“Oh, this is the best test you can have,” Justin Reid said. “I mean, going against the defending Super Bowl champs, Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. This is the people you want to play. I still have yet to pick him off, even though I should have. Wish I could have some of those back, so this should be a fun game to play in against them.”"

The preseason finale for the Houston Texans will be a true test to see where this team lands in their development and depth coming into the 2021-22 regular season.