4 reasons the Oakland Raiders will beat the Houston Texans in Week 8
By Nick Ellis
The Week 8 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans has playoff indications written all over it, so the Raiders need to come away with a win in this one.
Both the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans are coming off losses to solid teams in the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts, but they are still very much in the playoff hunt halfway through the season. The Raiders are sitting at 3-3 with a few significant wins this season over teams like the Colts and Bears, while the Texans are 4-3 with a notable win over the Chiefs.
Although the Texans have a few start players, the Raiders match up well against a Texans team who has not lived up to expectations. The holes in the Texans team have been the same for the last couple of years, and the same thing holds them back game after game.
If the Raiders can expose these holes, they have a real chance of defeating the Texans and improving to 4-3. That would incredibly send them home for the first time since Week 2 with a winning record, and fully entrenched in the AFC Playoff race.
Let’s take a look at four reasons the Oakland Raiders will defeat the Houston Texans.