Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals
Thursday — 8:25 PM ET (NFL Network)
It’s a good thing these two teams get to play each other this week.
But it’s unfortunate this game will be played on Thursday night.
Neither the Texans or the Bengals played good football last week. Cincinnati is still searching for their first points of the year, while Houston has already been forced to turn to rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Good football typically isn’t played on Thursday nights, so this game has the potential to be quite ugly. The Texans’ defense is good enough to shut down the Bengals’ offense. The difference in this game will be Watson’s ability to escape pressure.
Prediction: Texans 17 Bengals 13