5 Bold Predictions for Houston Texans vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By Mitch Hill
The Houston Texans will beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and finish the preseason 3-0.
This matchup has the potential to be a slow start for the Houston Texans if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady can manage the clock and minimize the Texans offensive opportunities.
What may be the ultimate deciding factor is the depth that the Texans have on defense. They will bring constant pressure and force either quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Griffin, or Kyle Trask to make mistakes that will move the game in Houston’s favor.
The majority of the scoring by Tampa Bay will be in the first half. The Texans offense, led by Tyrod Taylor will do enough to keep it close if not tied going to the 3rd quarter. As soon as Tom Brady relaxes on the sidelines, expect the game to shift in momentum towards the home team. The Texans defense will force pressure, get turnovers, and the team will capitalize enough to pull out the win at NRG Stadium in Houston.
This is the preseason finale, where roster hopefuls have one more opportunity to make an impression and season veterans finish dusting the rust off and build chemistry with their new teammates. The Houston Texans are gaining momentum and optimism through the preseason. Look for both of those to continue on Saturday.