4 Houston Texans bold predictions vs. San Francisco 49ers

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The Houston Texans are riding a two-game winning streak. Can they beat the playoff-desperate San Francisco 49ers?

After their fourth win of the season in dominating fashion over the Los Angeles Chargers, the Houston Texans get a chance to walk into the city by the bay and play spoiler to another California NFL team.

San Francisco is coming off a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans, one in which they left in controversy because of a pre-halftime decision that came back to haunt them (more on this later). Houston’s ability to surprise heavily-favored teams like the Titans and Chargers show that this team can punch another one in the mouth and take over a game.

A lot still has to go right for it to happen, but any team can beat anybody. So with the Texans having gone bold, let’s get into the bold predictions for this week’s matchup:

Bold prediction #1: Davis Mills out-throws Jimmy Garoppolo or Trey Lance, whoever plays

Jimmy Garaoppolo (aka “Jimmy G”) hasn’t been known to be one of the upper-echelon passers in the league. Nearly an Alex Smith-game manager clone, Garoppolo has come under fire for his performance or lack thereof.

That’s where Davis Mills comes in. Mills has passed for more than 200 yards six times on the season instead of Garoppolo’s nine. Houston will look to keep its newfound identity as a passing team when they walk into Levi’s stadium.  Mills will have at least 50 more yards than Garoppolo in the first game of the year in 2022.

During this writing, it was announced that Garoppolo suffered a thumb injury and his status for the game is unknown. However, mills will easily beat fellow rookie Trey Lance if he plays.