New York Giants will take on the Houston Texans October 10th. The Houston Texans started the season off strong beating their AFC South rival the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins. They then took a bad beating at the hands of the the Dallas Cowboys.
The Houston Texans last game was a struggle to beat the Oakland Raiders but they got their running game back in shape. Now the question will be which Houston Texans team will emerge in this game against the visiting New York Giants.
Houston Texans Defense vs New York Giants Offense
The Houston Texans defense will receive a huge boost this weekend when their defensive motor, linebacker Brian Cushing returns to the fold after a four game suspension. The Houston Texans defense has struggled in their first four games and they will welcome Cushing with open arms and high expectations. The Houston Texans have allowed a ton of yardage and the points to match but Cushing could answer several questions.
Eli Manning and the New York Giants offense has been inconsistent to this point of the NFL season but they have shown glimpses of potential life. Injuries to Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham have decimated the New York Giants passing game and their lack of a sustainable rushing game was taking its toll.
The turnaround in the Chicago Bears game for the New York Giants was a complete 180 degree turn. The running game was strong as was their deep passing game. The Houston Texans defense and the New York Giants offense will be a push.
New York Giants Defense vs Houston Texans Offense
Calling the New York Giants defense a disappointment would be an understatement after the first three games of the NFL season. The defensive line has stayed intact to this point of the season and in the game against the Chicago Bears the defensive line came to life. The New York Giants line had nine sacks in the first quarter and ten overall. Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora finally went out and their best games of the NFL season.
The Houston Texans offense was one of the most potent offenses in the NFL last season. This season after a 2-0 start the Houston Texans offense is looking to re-establish themselves as an offensive power. One explanation of the Houston Texans slow start on offense is a new OC.
Their offensive coordinator from last year, Kyle Shanahan, moved to Washington to work for his father Mike Shanahan with the Washington Redskins. The running game has been solid but Matt Schaub has only had the one huge 497 yard passing game. The Houston Texans offense has a slight edge over the New York Giants resurgent defense.
New York Giants vs Houston Texans -3: Pick Against the Spread & Final Word
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the early line on this game with the home team Houston Texans as the 3 point favorite over the visiting New York Giants. The Houston Texans are 3-1 against the spread while the New York Giants are 2-2 against the spread and the New York Giants have a road win but this doesn’t factor in this game. Take the Houston Texans -3 points over the New York Giants.
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