Buffalo takes the field in Houston in less than two days. I see an epic beat down in the cards but I'm curious what others think. Naturally, my inclination is to go with a poll and one is below. Please use the comments to justify your prediction.
Bills by 14+
Buffalo wins going away. I don't see this in the realm of the possible but perhaps you see the Texans as completely overlooking the Bills. The Texans do have the Bears next week. Could Buffalo catch them napping?
Bills by 3-13
Buffalo catches some lucky breaks and plays relatively mistake free--on offense (no Bad Fitz sightings) and defense (no one out of position). I remember Houston playing in Buffalo and their running back just couldn't stop fumbling. Maybe some of their 15 "injured" players actually are and don't play/contribute as they usually do.
Bills by 1-2
Buffalo squeaks out a win via a game ending score (probably field goal). Think back to the Steelers game where Johnson dropped an overtime TD except this time he holds on at the 3 yard line.
The game ends in an improbable tie. I seem to remember Gailey playing not to lose in overtime, punting with less than a minute left though I don't remember the game. The Texans on the other hand are a go-for-the-throat type team so I don't see them shunning risk and playing for a tie if the game goes to overtime.
Houston by 1-2
The Texans do indeed overlook the Bills. At some point, however, the team realizes that they're playing Buffalo and that they'll go home to find that the neighbors have pooped on their lawn if they actually lose. They pull it out with a last second score.
Houston by 3-13
The Texans win comfortably but not convincingly. Perhaps some of the turnovers mentioned earlier kill off a few Houston drives. Buffalo plays relatively mistake free until some late turnover snuffs out any chance of a comeback.
Houston by 14+
The game goes as expected.
How do you see the game turning out?
Buffalo by 14+ (4 votes)
Buffalo by 3-13 (8 votes)
Buffalo by 1-2 (9 votes)
Tie (1 vote)
Houston by 1-2 (0 votes)
Houston by 3-13 (25 votes)
Houston by 14+ (32 votes)
79 total votes