Bill O’Brien, head coach of the Houston Texans, who are 11-point underdogs versus the Los Angeles Rams, admitted that he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed the possibility of signing Sideshow Bob Colin Kaepernick in light of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson’s season-ending injury. “Oh yeah, everybody gets discussed,” O’Brien said. “Is that a problem? Isn’t that the way most teams do it. People seem shocked by that.” Well, don’t you it’s anathema? The Texans have already signed T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin to backup Tom Savage. Okay, there’s a lot of low cards in that hand.
- Date: Sunday, 12th November
- Time: 4:10 PM
- Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Online sportsbook odds for people betting on sports:
Texans +11 (-105) 46 (-110)
Rams -11 (-115) 46 (-110)
TJ Yates wants to be just like Tom Savage when he grows up
Savage may not be very popular in Houston, but at least he has one loyal follower in backup Yates – the Lenny to Savage’s George, if you will. “Tom’s the guy right now,” the former Tar Heel said. “He’s a heck of a quarterback. He can really throw the ball.” It clearly doesn’t take a lot to impress Yates, seeing as how Savage completed just 19 of 44 passes for 219 yards and one TD in Sunday’s 14-20 loss to the Colts, and most importantly, was sacked and fumbled in what could have been the game-winning final play. the Texans went 3-3 straight-up and 5-1 against-the-online betting-spread in six Deshaun Watson starts, but perhaps most indicative of the rookie’s effect on the offense is the fact that Houston went on a five-game over streak, which was snapped in Savage’s return under center, and during which the Texans score 30 or more points in each game, a franchise record.
Goff to the races
The Rams are, on the other hand, on a three-game SU and ATS winning streak, and looking like a playoff team, something which they haven’t been since 2004. The Rams crushed, on Sunday, the Giants, a team with its own quarterback issues as well as a depleted roster, 51-17, allowing LA to easily cover and make the total go over.
Relive the victory.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 7, 2017
Starting QB Jared Goff went 14-of-22 for 311 yards, a career-best four touchdowns, and no picks in three quarters and change. On defense, they forced three turnovers and blocked their second punt of the season. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, 6-2 ATS in their last eight in Week 10, 2-5-2 ATS in their last nine in November, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 at home, and 1-5 ATS playing a team with a losing record, while the Texans are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in Week 10, 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall, 1-5 ATS in their last six on grass, and 5-2 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. The Rams have scored 263 points in eight games – compared to 224 in 16 last season; if they keep that pace, they should have no problem beating the unstable Texas, as well as covering the sports betting spread.