Houston Texans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 6, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Bills -3 -- Over/Under: 41
The Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills square off Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The Houston Texans look for their fifth straight victory to remain in the AFC South picture. Brian Hoyer is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,909 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Hoyer has four touchdown passes in his last three games. DeAndre Hopkins and Nate Washington have combined for 1,580 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Cecil Shorts III has 34 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 97.7 yards per contest, and Alfred Blue leads the way with 430 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 21.3 points and 327.1 yards per game. Brian Cushing leads the Texans with 84 tackles, J.J. Watt has 13.5 sacks and Johnathan Joseph has 15 pass deflections. A.J. Bouye is questionable with a concussion.
The Buffalo Bills need a big home victory after losing four of their last six games and dropping out of the playoff race. Tyrod Taylor is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,960 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Taylor has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Sammy Watkins and Charles Clay have combined for 979 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Robert Woods has 36 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 136.7 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 680 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 23.4 points and 355.9 yards per game. Corey Graham leads the Bills with 89 tackles, Mario Williams has three sacks and Ronald Darby has 19 pass deflections. John Miller, Karlos Williams and Marcus Easley are questionable.
While winning in Buffalo this time of year isn't easy, it's clear we have two teams heading in different directions. The Texans are on fire right now and think they can win their division, while the Bills are quickly slipping out of the wild care spot and have been sloppy as of late.
I have to go with the team that's playing better football and getting the free field goal.