5 Bold Predictions for Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Expect Phillip Lindsay to have a bigger role in this offense.

It is no surprise that the Houston Texans are looking to improve on the run game from the 2020-21 season. After leading the NFL in passing yards last year, the Texans need to be more balanced. The addition of former Denver Bronco Phillip Lindsay is a step in the right direction. Lindsay, a three-year NFL veteran out of Colorado was brought in to bring various elements to this new look Texans offense.

In his three seasons in the NFL, Lindsay has only completed one full season. With injuries being a possible roadblock for Lindsay, it helps that the Texans have other options to help with the load and keep defenses honest. When asked about the running back by committee approach the team is seemingly going to have, Linday had this to say:

"“In this day in age — you need more than one running back,” Lindsay said following practice on Tuesday. “You guys don’t understand that the smallest hits are the ones that mess you up the most. But when we can go in and out and have so many players, not only does it keep you fresh — but it also keeps the defense on their heels. So it works to our advantage.”"

Head Coach David Culley has praised the former Broncos running back throughout the preseason, with more details on his exact words here.

With new scenery and a running back crew to help take some weight off of his shoulders, look out for Philip Lindsay to emerge as the top running back for the Texans and prove it on the field against one of the top defenses in the NFL from the 2020-21 season. They are in for a test against the Buccaneers this week.