The Houston Hook: Texans to face Buffalo Bills in Week 4

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The Houston Texans schedule may even be tougher than it has been the past couple weeks when next Sunday arrives. Since Week 2, the Texans have consecutive losses to the Cleveland Browns and the Carolina Panthers.

If those games weren’t tough enough, the Week 4 game is even tougher as they are scheduled to take on the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo. The Texans are 1-2 on the season with a win against the still winless Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Bills are 2-1 and coming off a strong Week 3 win over the Washington Football Team by a 43-21 score.

The Houston Texans lost 24-9 on Thursday night in Week 3 to the Panthers, so these two teams are headed in opposite directions.

The Texans last played the Bills in the 2019 Playoffs when Houston defeated Buffalo, 22-19 with Deshaun Watson leading the team as the quarterback. Much has changed since that day, and Watson is still on the roster, but not really a member of the team as he’s all but played his final snaps with the franchise.

Now with Tyrod Taylor injured as the Texans starting quarterback, Houston is looking to a rookie in Davis Mills who is coming off his first career start. So for Mills, he’s going from facing the Panthers defense to the Bills defense, which isn’t an easy thing to do. Patience is the key in his overall progression.

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Though all-time the Houston Texans lead this series 6-4, this time around the Houston Texans are the underdog because the Bills are a much stronger team than the Texans at this point in time, and they’ve worked hard to become one of the better teams in the league.

The Bills defense has allowed only 44 points with safety Micah Hyde leading the team with 13 tackles.

This won’t be an easy task at all for the Texans, but to become a better overall team they have to face teams better than they can are so they can see and remember what a successful franchise looks like.

The AFC South has the Tennessee Titans leading the way at 2-1 overall, followed by the Texans at 1-2, and in last are the Indianapolis Colts and Jaguars are 0-3 each.

As for what is being said about the AFC South, FanSided team sites had the following articles that stand out:

TENNESSEE TITANS: Geoffrey Knox has an article on Titan Sized naming his Week 3 MVPs as Tennessee defeated the Colts, 25-15.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Thomas Carannante of Horseshoe Heroes wrote about the Colts’ Week 3 struggles in their loss to the Titans.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Carlos Sanchez gave opinions on the Jaguars after losing to the Arizona Cardinals, 31-19 at Black and Teal.

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