New England Patriots vs Houston Texans prediction, game preview, and fantasy player to watch.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans Broadcast
Date: Sunday, November 22
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
New England Patriots (4-5) vs Houston Texans (2-7) Game Preview
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Why New England Patriots Will Win
Houston just doesn’t force mistakes.
The offense is going just fine through the air, there’s enough explosion to get by, and the team has been competitive, but the D has a grand total of five takeaways on the season and it’s not doing nearly enough on third downs.
New England doesn’t do anything fancy, but it runs more than anyone in the NFL and now it gets to go against the NFL’s worst run D – just pencil in the Patriots for over 200 yards on the ground.
Why Houston Texans Will Win
If the Texans can somehow get up early, New England doesn’t have the quick-strike capability to come back.
The whole Jakobi Meyers thing is nice, but the Patriots just don’t have enough good wide receivers to throw any sort of a scare into the mediocre Texan secondary. New England is among the worst teams in the NFL at allowing big plays through the air, giving up a whopping 7.8 yards per attempt, making this a big play for fantasy owners of Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller on one side, and …
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
QB Cam Newton, New England
Houston can’t stop anyone on the ground, let alone Newton, who’s all but automatic around the goal line. Cam’s confidence appears to be back – expect him to be a mortal lock to run for a few scores if and when the Patriots get inside the five regardless of game script.
What’s Going To Happen
Houston has been overdue for a decent win over a real team for weeks – and beating Jacksonville twice doesn’t count. The Patriots will control the game on the ground enough to overcome two big deep shots to Fuller, giving it out in the fourth to keep Deshaun on the sidelines.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans Prediction, Line
New England 30, Houston 26
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New England -2.5, o/u: 49
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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