The Buffalo Bills are back on the road this week, traveling to Houston to take on the Houston Texans. The Texans and Bills are both 2-3 and coming off of close wins. Getting back to .500 and getting an AFC win would be huge for both teams. Here are three keys going into Sunday’s match-up.
Will Deshaun Watson play?
The Texans’ starting quarterback was listed as day-to-day on Tuesday with a chest injury. This led to most Vegas sports books taking the Bills-Texans game off the board. If Watson can’t play, the Texans will turn to Brandon Weeden. Weeden hasn’t played in a regular season game since December 2015.
Tre’Davious White vs. DeAndre Hopkins
Tre has locked down his opposition this year. Enough so that the Tennessee Titans only targeted him once (and it was incomplete). This week he faces his toughest competition yet. DeAndre Hopkins ranks fourth in receptions and first in yards through Week 5. Last week against the Cowboys he caught nine balls for 151 yards, including an incredible run-after-the-catch that set up the Texans’ game-winning field goal in overtime.
In both of the Bills’ wins, the defense forced three turnovers. The offense relied on those turnovers to score against Tennessee. All of the Bills’ points except the game-winning field goal came as a result of a turnover. Will the offense need short fields to score against the J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney-led Texans defense?