Houston Texans vs Washington Redskins : Washington will be playing at home against Houston at at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Washington aren’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 6-3. Washington caused 4 turnovers against Tampa Bay, so Houston will need to take especially good care of the ball. Houston Texans vs Washington Redskins Live.
After having lost a blowout in their game two weeks ago against Atlanta, Washington were happy to find some success last week. Washington walked away with a 16-3 victory over Tampa Bay. Alex Smith, who passed for 178 yards and 1 touchdown, was a major factor in Washington’s success. Alex Smith has been one of their standout athletes in their past nine games.
Meanwhile, Houston might be getting used to good results now that the team has six wins in a row. They squeaked by Denver by less than a field goal, winning 19-17. The team accrued the bulk of their points in the first half (16) and coasted on those for the win.
The burgundy and gold will be without the following injured players: WR Jamison Crowder (ankle), RB Chris Thompson (ribs) and RB Samaje Perine (calf). CB Quinton Dunbar (shin), LT Trent Williams (thumb) and K Dustin Hopkins (groin) will be listed as questionable for the contest vs. the Texans.
The Houston Texans enter the game on a six game winning streak and at the top of the AFC South. Houston is led by Head Coach Bill O’Brien, who is in the midst of his fifth season in the position. Houston joins the 1970 New York Giants as the only teams since 1970 to win six straight games immediately after an 0-and-3 start.
The problem is the Redskins have not faired well in this rivalry over the last few years. The have won four straight and eight of 10 against the ‘Skins. Dallas has struggled away from Jerry’s World this season, going 0-3 in road games.
The Cowboys offense exploded against theJacksonville Jaguars, one of the top defenses in the NFL. Ezekial Elliott rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown. Dak Prescott was effective through the air and on the ground, rushing for 82 yards and touchdown and throwing for a pair of scores. Prescott connected withCole Beasley nine times for 101 yards and both touchdowns.
Redskins-Cowboys will be broadcasted on CBS, rather than Fox, meaning former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be on the call. While Fox has the rights to NFC games, the NFL introduced cross-flexing between networks, allowing the league to showcase certain games to a larger audience. The Week 7 clash between NFC East rivals was moved to the later slate on CBS, where over 80 percent of the country have the ability to watch the game. The typical 1 p.m. kickoff on Fox would have only been shown to about 20 percent of the country