In this Week 14 of the 2015-16 NFL Regular Season we have an interesting Sunday Night Football game on the 13th of December 2015, as the AFC- East 10-2 Patriots of New England travel to play the AFC-South 6-6 Texans of Houston, with the kick-off scheduled for 8:35 PM ET and seen on NBC TV.
Fans are asking, what in the world is going on with the Patriots of New England, who just experienced their 2nd consecutive loss by 7 points to the Eagles of Philadelphia a team that has also been struggling. Thus, in this game in Texas the Patriots are seeking to return to the win column.
Those that Bet on NFL football the Vegas odds have the Patriots as expected as the favorites at -3 ½ -105 with the Over/under at 45 and -180 on the Money Line, while the underdog Texans are at +3 ½ -115 and +160 on the ML.
The NFL fans of the 10-2 Patriots of New England, we know you had expected your team to be undefeated at this point, but that did not happened, as they had their 2nd defeat this past Sunday in the 35-28 unexpected loss to the Eagles of Philadelphia. Since that loss the Patriots have now fallen to 3rd place in the AFC Standings.
In this game the Patriots well seek to get back in the win column in this game against the Texans in Texas on Sunday. To end their 2 game loss streak they need QB T. Brady to have a better personal performance in this game, as in that loss to the Eagles he had to very costly intercepts that allowed Philadelphia to pull off the upset.
They also need to eliminate poor play which in the game with the Eagles the Philadelphia defense took advantage of the mistakes for 3 touchdowns, and that’s the 1st time New England has allowed 3 no offensive touchdowns in their ultimate 32 games.
Surely the Patriots fans will be expected their team to stage a comeback against the Texans, since the Pats have won 5 of their last 6 games they played with the Texans and also covered the spread in 4 of the game.
For the fans of the 6-6 Texans of Houston, surely you saw your team have their 4 game winning streak stopped this past Sunday as they lost to the Bills of Buffalo 30-21. The Texans could not slow down the Bills QB T. Taylor who passed for 3 touchdowns and 212 yards in that game. That defeat all but knocked the Texans out of the AFC South division race this season.
If the Texans are to comeback with a win against the Patriots they will need their WR D. Hopkins to step up and have a top-notch performance, as in his last game against the Bills he had only 5 receptions for 89 yards and a TD. That’s somewhat shy of his season average of 98 yard this season.
Thus, their QB B. Hoyer needs to target Hopkins who holds the record for the franchise with 10 TDs. Then in addition the defense needs to step up their game against New England, as in their last game they allowed Buffalo rush for 135 yards in the 1st half and then 55 in the 2nd half of that game. Previously in four games they did not only their opponents to go over 100 yards.
The online betting prediction in this game, since the late news that the Texans star defensive end is out with a broken hand, the Patriots will win this game 37-24!