The Texans, as well as Houston fans who bet on NFL games online, just need, ahead of their week 4 game with the Tennessee Titans, “calm and clear leadership from Bill O’Brien,” at least according to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle. Deshaun Watson has, Smith says, in two starts, already provided the Texans with “the type of quarterback that the franchise went 15 years living without.” In your face, Brock Osweiler! Marcus Mariota may have found, on the other hand, the offensive line Russell Wilson has always wanted.
- Date: Sunday, 1st October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: NRG Stadium
- Sportsbook Online NFL Betting Website Odds:
Titans -2 (-105) 44 (-110) -128 260
Texans +2 (-115) 44 (-110) +108
Houston Texans (1-2 SU, 1-0 MV (moral victories))
Watson finished with 301 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 picks in the Texans 36-33 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Watson can, Unlike Matt Stafford against the Falcons, take whatever solace he can in the fact that, at least, his team’s late-game defeat was due to the opposing QB’s skills – and Tom Brady has no shortage of those – as opposed to an iffy call by the officials (it could be argued, though, that those two interceptions tipped the scales in favor of New England).
Watson: "I'm starting to realize and recognize things a lot quicker… Each week, each rep is another step for me."
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017
Watson keeps, all things considered, getting better, but not nearly as good yet for Houston to be favored this Sunday, which bodes ill for the Texans, considering they are 2-7 straight-up and against the spread in their last nine games as home dogs. The Titans, on the other hand, are 5-1 SU and 3-2-1 ATS in their last six games as road favorites. three of those wins should, as they occurred against the Jags, probably come with an asterisk, notwithstanding which, people who bet on NFL games online should believe Tennessee can cover the two-point spread this Sunday.
And now for your customary quota of Mariota
Marcus Mariota received, as a result of, courtesy of his offensive line (special mentions go to Josh Kline, Jack Conklin, and Taylor Lewan), being pressured just once the whole game and not sacked once, a lot of freedom, and he used it well to help the Titans beat the Seahawks 33-27. The O-line got off to a sluggish start, and it was feared that Seattle’s dreaded pass rush would get the upper hand, but when it was all said and done, Tennessee’s offense gained 420 yards of total offense, of which 195 were rushing yards, and of which DeMarco Murray accounted for 115 (including a 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter).
Both the Titans and the Texans tend to lean towards the over, especially when playing one another; the total has gone over in nine of the last 13 meetings between the two, and over in five of Tennessee’s last six visits to Houston. With both offensives arriving in fine form, fans who bet on NFL games online should not be surprised if the total goes over once again at NRG Stadium.