The prediction machine at FOX Sports also loves the Texans straight up but the Browns with the points, giving Houston a 67 percent chance of winning outright but Cleveland a 62 percent chance to cover.
The losses keep stacking up for the Browns, as Cleveland now sits at 0-5.
Quarterback Kevin Hogan #8 of the Cleveland Browns runs for several yards during the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 26, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Will the Texans be able to get back to.500 at 3-3 with a dominating win over the Browns on Sunday afternoon?
Last week against the New York Jets, rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer was benched in favor of Hogan to begin the second half. They will travel to Houston to face the Texans. It was still a loss, but it was a loss that came with a potential thwarted comeback if you squint hard enough.
Their last game before the bye, this week’s matchup will also be the Texans first without JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus, who were both lost for the season last week.
If you want to watch this game on your phone, be sure to use NFL Mobile on Verizon to see it on your mobile device. O’Brien said they’ll have to adjust on defense, play well on offense and, most important, execute in the clutch. The kid has been responsible for 60 points in the last two weeks. In fact, four of the seven chose Cleveland to cover over Houston.
With the significant injuries to the Texans pass rush, the spotlight will shift exclusively to OLB Jadeveon Clowney. PFF previews the top player matchups of the game. Thomas continues to be a force in this league, allowing no sacks through his first five games, and will look to stifle the pass rush of Clowney on Sunday. It is pretty clear Hogan gives the Browns a better chance to win right now. Without the two elite pass rushers, he will have much more time to diagnose plays in the pocket. However, injuries have ravaged this star-studded defense. However, the Texans are 10-5-1 against the spread after a loss since 2015, and QB Deshaun Watson has that offense playing at a high level, so even the -10 won’t be enough for Cleveland. The Texans have wins over the Bengals and the Tennessee Titans.
What kind of defense is Houston going to field?