Bills vs. Texans Preview

Who: Buffalo Bills (2-3) vs. Houston Texans (2-3)

When: Sunday, October 14th 1:00 p.m.

Where: NRG Stadium

The Buffalo Bills travel to Houston this week to take on the Texans. This has the making to be an exciting game, as the Texans have had all of their game decided by seven or fewer points each of the past 5 weeks. Houston also boasts an offense led by Watson and Hopkins who help put up the fourth most yards per game by an offense in the NFL. The Bills will need to stay on top of those two if they wish to remain in this game. Overall, the Bills have a decent chance of escaping Houston with a win, but will once again come down to not turning the ball over and playing good defense.

Once again, I feel sort of like a broken record, but the Bills need to get LeSean McCoy involved early and often. Houston will be sending Watt and Clowney after Allen all day, but establishing a strong running game should help to slow down their pass rush which is in line for a very big day. That said, the Bills will need to get creative in pass protection if they want any success whatsoever. Expect the Bills to chip and double team each of those guys throughout the game. However, all will be for not if Allen doesn’t get rid of the ball quickly. Other than that, I think the Bills will be able to move the ball against what is an average defense who gives up in and around 20 points a game.

Just today, the Bills Twitter highlighted Edmunds and his stellar play this year. He’ll have a big tasks not only keeping an eye on Watson who is known to leave the pocket to run or extend plays, but will also need to stop Lamar Miller who is coming off an injury that held him out of last week’s game. I also suspect White to shadow Hopkins on nearly every play. Ryan Lewis has been playing good for the most part, but not good enough to be trusted to go against one of the league’s best receivers.

As I said, this has the making to be a fun and exciting game. Also, if history serves as any indicator, this should be a close scoring game. That said, I think the Bills will be able to pull this game out a get back to .500.

Prediction:

Bills - 24  Texans - 20

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