Week 13 - Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers
The 6-5 Houston Texans will travel to Green Bay to take on the 5-6 Packers this Sunday afternoon with both teams going in different directions. The Packers snapped a 4 game losing streak with a 27-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. During the 4 game losing streak, the Packers allowed their opponents to score an average of 38 points per game. Houston lost their second game in a row with a 21-13 loss at home to the San Diego Padres. In their last 5 games the Texans have scored an average of just over 17 points per game. Aaron Rodgers had a very efficient game completing 30 of 39 passes for 313 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Devante Adams who caught 5 passes for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jordy Nelson also had a nice game catching 8 passes for 91 yards. As a team they struggled running the ball gaining only 74 yards on 26 carries, which is an average of 2.6 yards per rush. James Starks led the team with 41 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, they held the Eagles to just 292 total yards and were able to sack Carson Wentz 4 times for a loss of 43 yards. They did a good job against the rush as they allowed 81 yards on 18 carries. Brock Osweiler really struggled last week finishing with a quarterback rating of 52.7. He completed 22 of 37 passes for 246 yards, 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. In his last 2 starts, he has thrown 4 interceptions and only 1 touchdown. His favorite target was DeAndre Hopkins who had 5 catches for 70 yards. Will Fuller also had a nice game 4 catches fir 60 yards. As a team they gained 114 yards on 27 carries, which is an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Defensively, played well allowing San Diego to gain just 309 yards of offense. They sacked Phillip Rivers once for a loss of 7 yards and had 1 interception. They did a good job against the rush allowing 67 yards on 18 carries and had 7 tackles for losses. In their last 5 games the Texans have not allowed an opponent to score more than 21 points. Green Bay is 4-6-1 against the spread this season including 2-5-1 as the favorite. The Texans have gone 5-5-1 against the spread including 1-4 on the road. Houston has a half game lead over the Tennessee Titans and a 1 game lead over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South while the Packers are 2 games behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC North. Green Bay will have home field advantage in this game and is favored by 6 points. The Texans offense is ranked 29th in the league with just 17.6 points per game. Aaron Rodgers suffered an ankle injury last week and although he will play, his mobility could be limited.
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