AN early one up for the Thursday night football. On Sunday the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans turned the ball over 9 teams between each other and were ultimately destroyed by their opposition.
While Tom Savage was named the starter for the Texans all through the off-season, it wasn’t long before they scrapped that plan and gave the National Championship winning rookie the start he probably deserved, but not at HT.
Watson looked much better than Savage, but he’s still a raw talent in the big league and it will take some time before he settles.
Andy Dalton threw four interceptions in their shutout loss against Baltimore on Sunday, but the odds on him having a bad game like that again with the talent the Bengals offense poses is slim to none.
The Texans held Blake Bortles in check, but he did lose his top targets early. Leaonard Fournette ran all over them though, and they’ll hope JJ Watt has recovered from his injury that saw him limited Sunday.
Houston are struggling badly on the offensive line and have all three of their tight ends out for tomorrow. Running the ball, and holding off the Bengals strong defensive front will be a challenge.
Bengals v Texans (Fri 1.25am)
- Cincinnati Bengals -5.5
- (89-100, Marathonbet) – 5 points