The Texans vs. Eagles game on Thursday night could become an offensive shoot-out with the last team to score getting named the victor. The Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles both know how to fill up the scoreboard, and it is going to be one of those games that excites fantasy football fans to no end.
It’s almost a must-win football game for both teams, with Houston needing the win to get back to .500 and Philadelphia needing a win to keep pace in the NFC East. A loss at this point of the season could be heartbreaking to the playoff chase for both franchises.
The Eagles fell to the Chicago Bears Sunday, a game that got out of control pretty early, and one they almost came back to win in the fourth quarter. They still hold a tie for first place in the NFC East with a 7-4 record, though, and own the tie-breaker against the New York Giants after beating them in week 11. The two teams have to play again in week 15, and in order to downplay the importance of that one, they could really use wins against Houston this week and Dallas next week in order to create some space for themselves in the division. Having two games left on the schedule against the depleted Cowboys can’t hurt, but they have to capitalize when they can.
The Texans are trying to save a season that started out so promising, and ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Tennessee Titans last weekend. Now they are in a tie for third place in the AFC South, trailing both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts by one game in the division. They end the season against Jacksonville, so the opportunity is there to still win the division, and with Andre Johnson escaping a suspension, all hands are on deck for Thursday’s game. It’s time for Matt Schaub, Arian Foster, and Johnson to prove they belong in the AFC Playoffs, and it has to begin with a win over Philadelphia.
The Texans vs. Eagles game kicks off at 5:20 p.m. PT (8:20 p.m. ET) on Thursday, Dec. 2, and the broadcast will be on the NFL Network. This is a game that could have really brought in great ratings if it had been on ESPN or CBS, but those who are able to watch it will certainly be in for a treat if they can play up to their potential.
Philadelphia gets the advantage of playing at home, and maybe they can use the weather to their advantage. If it is a cold night in Philadelphia, it might be tough for the Texans offense to find a flow. Don’t miss this one, though, because the highlight reels are going to get packed.