Experts Made Their Predictions for Week 11 Patriots vs Texans Game
November 20, 2020
The New England Patriots won two straight games and they are off to the Houston Texans. Head coach Bill Belichick and his team will travel to NRG Stadium to play against the underperforming Texans. New England stands at 4-5 point of the season and their win against the Baltimore Ravens was more than impressive. Houston lost three of their past four games and has a 2-7 record.
Both wins came against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston is just 1-4 at home.
NFL analysts have made some predictions regarding the Patriots vs Houston game.
Damien Harris rushes for 100+ yards, scores touchdown in the Patriots vs Texans game
Harris had a career-high 121 rushing yards against Baltimore’s run defense in Week 10. He will definitely have a chance to shut down Houston. Harris ranks fifth in the league in yards per carry with 5.5.
NFL teams were successful against the Texans defense through the run this regular season. The Texans rank last in rush Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. Harris holds the fifth-best DVOA rating among running backs.
Rex Burkhead catches a touchdown
Burkhead had two TDs in the win over Baltimore. He had six total touchdowns on the season. Burkhead is the Patriots’ go-to pass-catching halfback. New England doesn’t have too many pass catchers. Veteran wideout Julian Edelman ended up on injured reserve. Jakobi Meyers is the only player to succeed in the past few weeks.
Patriots sack Deshaun Watson three times
Watson tends to hang onto the football too long in the pocket, and head coach Bill Belichick will try to use this. Houston ranks 25th in quarterback sacked percentage. Their offense is underwhelming and ranks 26th.
Patriots win while covering 2.5-point spread
New England enters Week 11 as a 2.5-point favorite over the Texans.
The team should win this game in order to make the postseason for the 12th straight year.
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