Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans: 3 bold predictions

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The Houston Texans are losers of eight straight games.

Will the bye week be their magic charm as they go on the road for another divisional game, this time with the Tennessee Titans? Victory isn’t impossible, but it’s pretty darn close. A week to rest and get healthy sometimes does wonders for a struggling team like the Houston Texans are.

Tennessee is looking like a true Super Bowl contender right now and they show no signs of slowing down. The last win for Houston came in 2019 with a 24-21 decision. Last year’s matchups were decided by a total of 9 points, including a game that went into overtime. That was with Deshaun Watson leading the offense- a testament to how far this offense has fallen off without him.

With that being said, let’s get into three bold predictions for the Week 11 matchup.

1) It will be a closer game than most imagine

In our betting preview, I predicted a final score of 30-7 but did not specify when those points would be scored. Houston has done a good job of limiting offenses early and holding on to that for as long as possible (the Arizona game is a great example).

Houston comes out of the bye week and holds Tennessee to one score late until the third quarter, the point in which the defense finally collapses after the offense can’t get anything going. It’s sure going to put some Titans fans into a sweat watching this game. Lovie Smith’s game plan will be able to slow down the high-octane Titans offense in hopes the offense can provide support.