The predictors show the Texans beating the Dolphins by as much as 21 points this Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET. Last week, the Houston team proved their dominant defense combined with an explosive offense makes them a tough team to beat. Kevin Walters may still be out for this game, but his injuries weren’t serious, just a badly bruised shoulder. If he’s not back for this game, he will be back next week. Arian Foster has recovered and was full press workout through training this week – he will be in the game, so the offense will still be just as powerful as the trouncing of the Colts last week.
Miami’s weakness is their defense – the Patriots punched so many holes in it last week, it should be called the Swiss Cheese defense. Houston’s Matt Schaub-led offensive line will crush the Dolphins if they don’t change their tune and adjust more readily to the powerful tools at the Texans’ disposal. The Dolphins’ offense was no match for the New England defense, and they’ll be similarly outmatched by Houston’s new 3-4 defense under the guiding tutelage of Wade Phillips.
The Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans game will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. ET on CBS Sunday, September 18th. Live audio streaming of the game is available exclusively from NFL.com Audio Pass – $29.99 for the year, $27.99 team specific, or $9.99 per month. The game is also available via radio on 610 AM in Houston, 105.9 FM in Miami, and 940 WINZ, Sirius Satellite Radio.
Odds makers have the Texans winning by 3 points.
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