Coming off and lopsided loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Raiders look to get back in the win column against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Last week the Oakland Raiders suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Referees. I mean Packers, definitely the Packers. Although it was not the difference in the game, the referees were horrible on Sunday, just as they were a week prior during the Monday night game between Green Bay and Detroit.
Regardless of the consistently terrible officiating, the Raiders got outplayed and frankly, exposed. The secondary looked like a wet noodle and got absolutely torched by Aaron Rodgers and a very banged up wide receivers unit that was missing Davante Adams.
On the bright side, the offense looked promising, but still leaves a lot to be desired with three red zone turnovers. Josh Jacobs continues his case for rookie of the year and the offensive line looked solid, even without Trent Brown who the team expects to have back this week. It is no secret that the Raiders have a better chance at winning if they establish the running game and control the tempo of the game. Will they be able to do that against a stout Houston Texans defense?
If the Raiders establish the running game and Derek Carr can take care of the ball and not put the defense in poor positions, Oakland has a strong chance of pulling off a win in their final road game of this horrible stretch away from the Coliseum.
Here is how you can catch all of the action Sunday
Who; Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm PT
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Television Station: CBS
This game was originally slotted in the 10:00 am PT time slot but was flexed to the afternoon slot, an indication that the league believes this will be a close game. The Texans are currently 6.5 point home favorites with the over under being set at 51.5 points. This will undoubtedly be an interesting affair between two teams vying for playoff contention in the AFC.