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Bold Prediction for Texans at Patriots Football Game

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Houston Texans 2018 season starts with a tough matchup and high expectations against the New England Patriots this Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Now Houston’s J.J. Watt, DeShaun and head coach Bill O’Brien have built a solid young team. Texans have the chance to be one of the most exciting teams in the league this season but here Watson could be a difficult first test for the Patriots defense.

According to OddsShark.com Pats are six point favorites and Texans is set at 50.5 into their opening game which is the highest of the week 1. 2017 NFL season New England’s Tom Bredy crushed Texans in the last minute touchdown by 36-33 in Week 3 was one of the best games of the last season and this should be a good game for many fantasy players.

It is the sixth time that the Patriots face the Texans in the last four years. The Patriots have been absent for the past 217 days and are playing their first useful super bowl game this Sunday. They will be playing the Texans led by Bill O’Brien at the Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium.

The Texans are bouncing back from a disappointing year where their entire starting lineup was nursing injuries. Presently, they boast a young and electric quarterback in Deshaun Watson. Texans did possess a first or second round to play due to their last two quarterbacks. Despite the mentioned mishaps, the Texans are always a tough team to play especially when their defense is fit.

In Deshaun Watson, Patriots will probably dominate Bill O’Brien’s Texans if history is anything to consider. Watson took the starting role at Patriots halfway through week one last year from the undeserving Tom Savage. Since then, he has become a starting member of this team. Before his injury in training last year November, Watson was on the way to scooping the offensive rookie of the year.

The upcoming match will be merely over ten months since the horrific injury. Considering how he performed during the preseason, Watson seems fit, but we should not entirely do away with the human injury. Watson is still capable of making the difference, and the Patriots will fully utilize him at the quarterbacks.

How to watch Patriots vs Texans stream
Game Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)

Last year, the Texans Offensive line was miserable, and Nick Martin is the only member of the line that was on the lineup week 3 and will start as a center on Sunday. The replacements brought in by the Texans did not bring the desired confidence. Julien Davenport is starting at left tackle, and Seantrel Henderson who has not started a game since 2015 is playing at right tackle. At guard, the team is starting unknown players in Senio Kelemete and Zach Fulton.

The Texans failed to upgrade their offensive players in the summer and will be lining up with Lamar Miller, Ryan Griffin, Will Fuller, and DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans fifth offensive player should not be a danger to the Patriot’s defense following the apologies of Keke Coutee, Jordan Akins, Tyler Ervin, and Sammie Coates. The Texans have performed a change at defensive coordinator as Vrabel is coaching the Titans, but the play should be similar.

In last year’s game, Dwayne Allen and James Develin played a combined fifty percent of defensive snaps. This Sunday, the number should be close to a hundred percent, and the Patriots need to take advantage of Clowney and Mercilus to cover and run the play in their defense base. The Patriots will still chip Clowney and Watt on the edges, and it is preferable to utilize Allen here. Although the Texans defense has improved of late, the Patriots should consider taking advantage of this. During the off-season, Texans signed Tyrann Mathieu to help in defense. It will be interesting to see how Mathieu and cornerback Kareem Jackson play alongside one another.

Lastly, the Texans have not been a top performer team over the decades, and we anticipate how they will perform this season after parting ways with their coach, Larry Izzo. It is early to predict, but the Patriots should be in a position of outplaying them. It’s awaited that there will be plenty of scoring drives from both sides.

Bold Prediction:

Patriots with an 78 percent chance of winning.
Tom Brady: 240 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interception
Patriots 24, Texans 17

Panthers vs Cowboys Game Preview: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Channel

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With a week to the big matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers coming Sunday, for the NFL Week 1 game Sept. 9, 2018 (9/9/18) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, below is a preview of the Panthers vs Cowboys. When the Dallas Cowboys travel to Carolina Panthers on Sunday, they’ll face a banged up. The Panthers have really had a tough time along their offensive line. The Panthers are led by quarterback Cam Newton and head coach Ron Rivera and the Cowboys have starting quarterback Dak Prescott and head coach Jason Garrett as both Cowboys and Panthers will need to run the ball effectively to control the action.

Since the preseason is over for the Dallas Cowboys, they are now in the preparations of taking on Carolina Panthers at Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina coming Sunday. In last season’s playoffs, Cowboys missed by going down 9 – 7 while Panthers made it to the postseason with a record 11 – 5. However, the Panthers lost to the New Orleans Saints 31- 26 at the Wild Card round. Below are the players you expect to watch in a week’s time.

Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys

What: NFL Week 1

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte.

Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern

TV: FOX

Livestream: FOX Sports Live

Christian McCaffrey, he is Panthers’ Swiss Army Knife running from the back. He is famous for his passing game chops but seems to get even better this year. Cowboys’ linebackers and Sean Lee will have to keep an eye on him especially when he gets in open play space.

Norv Turner’s offense, he was formerly employed at Cowboys as an offensive coordinator but is now plying his roots at Panthers. He is anticipated to assist quarterback Cam Newton makes the next step as well as upping his game.

Luke Kuechly, he will try to keep an eye on Ezekiel Elliot who will be making some runs on the ball. Kuechly is among the greatest linebackers in the game, and he made over 134 tackles last season. All eyes will be on these two ‘giants.’

Dak Prescott, this will be the premier opportunity of watching this quarterback playing without the familiar faces of Jason Whitten and Dez Bryant. Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns, and Michael Gallup are the new players to fill their shoes. Running back Ezekiel Elliott would be electrifying in Panthers offense but the Carolina figures to load up the box to stop Elliott.

Cowboys Defense, in the current season, the Cowboys defense is more improved than last season. Sean Lee, Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith should be able to shut down the game run. Demarcus Lawrence and co should be able to keep an eye on the quarterback especially when Cam Newton is forced to pass.

Joe Looney, Cowboys offense is hurt by the departure of Travis Fredrick, but Joe Looney’s presence at the pivot will be crucial. The Cowboys will perform exemplary if open up space for Zeke and at the same time protects Dak Prescott. The Cowboys need to get an early lead to run and control the clock.