It’s been a season to forget for Deshaun Watson and his band of speedsters in the Houston Texans. The AFC South franchise suffered a 3-point loss during last weekend’s low-scoring setback against the Cleveland Browns. They are on a 2-7 record heading into Week 11.
Meanwhile, Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots made their way to a 23-17 win at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. Cam Newton and Co. will be hoping to extend their winning run when they travel to Texas this weekend.
Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 11 Game Day predictions.
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Deshaun Watson and Co. eager to prove a point for Houston Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 20, 2020
After a dismal start to their 2020 NFL campaign, the Houston Texans have found some sort of form over the last 4 weeks. Interim Head Coach Romeo Crennel has brought about a knee-jerk effect in his players since Week 5.
With 2 wins from 5 games, Deshaun Watson and his teammates are aiming to resurrect an otherwise ‘dead’ NFL campaign.
A win against the Patriots will be the perfect statement of purpose to the massive Texans fanbase. However, defensive stars such as JJ Watt will need to be at their very best to stop the free-flowing New England attack led by Cam Newton.
The Cam Newton-led New England Patriots looking build on winning run
Cam Newton Live Press Conference 11/19: https://t.co/0kMVDUJkuH
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 19, 2020
Confidence is running high within the Patriots dressing room after last week’s 6-point win over Baltimore Ravens. But coach Belichick will be well aware that his team needs a string of consistent wins in order to make the postseason in 2020.
The visitors will once again be without experienced wideout Julian Edelman, who remains sidelined with an injury. Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore and TE Ryan Izzo are also listed as ‘questionable’ for tomorrow’s game.
Let’s hope that coach Belichick and OC Josh McDaniels can extract the most from the Patriots Secondary.
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NFL Preview: Houston Texans vs New England Patriots Injury Updates
Houston – Out
S Michael Thomas – Shoulder
P Bryan Anger – Right quad
FB Cullen Gillaspia – Back
G Senio Kelemete – Concussion
OLB Jacob Martin – Not injury related
DE Charles Omenihu – Hamstring
WR Kenny Stills – Back
T Laremy Tunsil – Illness
New England – Questionable
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley – Groin
DL Adam Butler – Shoulder
K Nick Folk – Back
CB Stephon Gilmore – Knee
DL Lawrence Guy – Shoulder, elbow and knee
LB Terez Hall – Shoulder
RB Damien Harris – Ankle, chest
WR N’Keal Harry – Shoulder
TE Ryan Izzo – Hamstring, hand
G Shaq Mason – Calf
DE John Simon – Elbow
WR Matthew Slater – Knee
G Joe Thuney – Ankle
DE Deatrich Wise – Knee, hand
T Isaiah Wynn – Ankle
Texans vs Patriots Prediction
Houston Texans 24 – 28 New England Patriots
This game is bound to go right down to the wire. Considering the trajectory of both these teams, we reckon they’re both hungry to silence their respective set of doubters. However, we’re going to back Cam Newton and the Patriots for this one.
Coach Belichick knows how to get the most out of his depleted squad and we think they’ll grind out another win in Week 11 to extend their winning run to 2 games on the trot.
Will Deshaun Watson ruin the Patriots’ party plans for Sunday night? Tune in to find out.
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