Many NFL fans believe that Texans are not a Playoff-caliber team. Their division has been awful for two straight years, and a lot of people think that they got in just because of that fact alone. Raiders were pretty much banged up when they traveled to Houston, and they had no shot with Connor Cook at the quarterback. But, they will be facing a much tougher QB in the Divisional Round.
His name is Tom Brady, and he is the MVP candidate. He missed their first matchup of the year, in which his team destroyed the Houston Texans 27:0. Even without their Hall Of Fame quarterback, they were able to shut down the Texans. Why should we pick the Texans in this game?
Brock Osweiler was ineffective in that game. He wasn’t able to get anything going on that Thursday night in Week 3. Belichick’s defense was all over him and his wideouts. Hopkins was nowhere to be found in that match.
Texans do have a good defense that has stepped up in the past couple of months. They were the ones that propelled this squad to the Playoffs. They are the ones that will have to challenge Tom Brady and this Patriots offense.
Brady and his offense are on fire. Even without Rob Gronkowski, this is an offensive powerhouse that has thrived in the past couple of weeks. Julian Edelman, Michael Floyd, Malcolm Mitchell, Dion Lewis, LaGerrette Blount, and Martellus Bennett have proven that they are more than enough to replace the best tight end In the league.
This match is an AFC NFL Divisional Round game that will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2:15 AM at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough.
We don’t see the Texans coming to Foxborough and beating the Patriots. That’s highly unlikely to happen. Patriots defense has been one of the best in the NFL in the past couple of months, while the offense has been sensational, like always. We see New England winning this game 38:14.