The Houston Texans and Matt Schaub will travel to Lincoln Field in Philadelphia to take on Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles December 2nd. The Houston Texans put in a dominant performance against a Tennessee Titans team that just a few weeks was being considered a front runner to take the AFC South. The acquisition of Randy Moss and the subsequent melt down and season ending injury to Vince Young have played major roles in this Tennessee Titans team coming apart at the seams.
Philadelphia Eagles Offense vs Houston Texans Defense
The Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick came up against a brick wall in Chicago when they faced the destructive Chicago Bears defense. Vick was bottled up much of the game by a smart game plan by the Chicago Bears but now he will face the Houston Texans with the worst pass defense in the NFL. Vick should be able to spread the field in this game and there could be a potential for Michael Vick to have a huge break out game once again.
The Houston Texans pass defense has been much maligned all season and with good reason. The secondary is giving up big plays every game and aside from the game against the Tennessee Titans, they have been giving up over 300 yards per game on average since the beginning of the season. Up front on defense, the Houston Texans Mario Williams has been a major force but he needs help from his secondary to cover up the receivers. The Philadelphia Eagles offense has the edge over the Houston Texans defense.
Houston Texans Offense vs Philadelphia Eagles Defense
Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans offense has gone through a dramatic change this season and it has not been for the better. The running game has become the primary source of offense and the passing game has been negatively impacted.
Schaub and Andre Johnson have not been the best combination in football as in years gone by. Johnson was actually involved in an altercation in the Tennessee Titans game against Courtland Finnegan. Both players were ejected and Johnson could face a possible suspension due to the severity of the fight. Keep an eye on this possible situation as it will have an impact on the line.
The Philadelphia Eagles were lit up by Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears of all teams. Assante Samuels is a gambler in the secondary and when offensive coordinators and quarterbacks take advantage of his aggression
they usually have a big day. This was partially how the Chicago Bears offense broke down the Philadelphia Eagles defense. The Houston Texans offense has a major edge over the Philadelphia Eagles defense.
Houston Texans vs Philadelphia Eagles -7: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Philadelphia Eagles as a touchdown favorite over the Houston Texans. This line may drop but seven points is a legitimate number for this game. The Philadelphia Eagles and Michael Vick will be on a fast track for this game which will be worlds away from the wet sloppy mess in Chicago.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3 against the spread on the road and the Houston Texans are 2-4 against the spread on their home field. This does not bode well for the Houston Texans who will play a Philadelphia Eagles team that is looking to make a statement. Take the Philadelphia Eagles -7 or less over the Houston Texans.
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