The Texans have been the surprise of November, winning three straight games and forcing their way into the AFC playoff picture. Brian Hoyer returns at QB for Houston today, when the Texans are visited by Drew Brees and the Saints. New Orleans is coming off their bye week, where they hopefully resolved their defensive issues. The Saints have the league’s worst passing defense, and fired coordinator Rex Ryan over their break.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast on FOX, with Joe Davis and David Diehl on the call. Click here to check and see if you’re within the game’s coverage area.
Line: Texans (-3) via OddsShark.com
How did the Texans get here?
After a 1-3 start and three quarterback changes, the Texans could end Sunday in sole possession of first place in the AFC South. They’ve stayed the course as the rest of the division floundered around them, and now find themselves playing their best football of the season in the final months.
Houston’s defense is the reason they’ve been so successful, but credit goes to DeAndre Hopkins on the offense. The former Clemson Tiger is having a breakout season, and has scored in three straight games. In fact, the Texans are 5-1 when Hopkins scores a touchdown, and 0-4 when he doesn’t. It’s no wonder Hopkins has been targeted 136 times, more than any receiver in the NFL.
If the Saints didn’t fix their defensive struggles, Hopkins could have a field day at NRG Stadium today. New Orleans comes into the game giving up a league-high 424.3 yards per game, which includes over 293 passing yards. With Brian Hoyer back in the lineup for Houston, all signs point to a fourth straight win.
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