The Matchup:Raiders at Texans (4-3)
Day/Time/Where: Sunday, 3:25 p.m NRG Stadium
TV: KHOU, Ch. 11
What’s At Stake: Both the Texans and Raiders are looking to get back on a winning track after suffering disappointing road losses last week. The Texans are coming off a game in which they lost the battle for first place with the loss to the Colts. In an offensive showdown, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers torched the Raiders defense for five passing touchdowns and a rushing score last week.
What To Watch For: After keeping quarterback Deshaun Watson clean for two straight weeks the Texans offensive line’s inconsistencies resurfaced in the loss to the Colts. Watson was sacked three times and under pressure much of the game. The Texans also have lost receiver Will Fuller for some time with a hamstring injury and the secondary is banged up. The Texans this week made a trade for Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley and he figures to see plenty of action against his former team.
The Bottom Line: The Raiders are certainly playing better and quarterback Derek Carr is much improved under coach Jon Gruden, but the Texans have not lost back-to-back games this season so look for them to snap back at home and win this AFC showdown.