4 reasons the Oakland Raiders will beat the Houston Texans in Week 8
By Nick Ellis
Darren Waller vs. Houston secondary
Darren Waller has proven to be a key part of the Raiders offense, and it is fair to argue that Waller could be a top-five tight end in the NFL right now. Waller had his biggest game of his career last week against the Packers, putting up seven catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
Had Carr led Waller better on one ball, and one touchdown not been called back because of a penalty, Waller could have had an even better game. Not only has Waller been playing great football lately, but the Texans’ defense struggles against tight ends.
Last week, Colts tight end Eric Ebron had one of his biggest games of the season, recording four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, having a massive effect on the game. If Ebron can do this, expect the Raiders to incorporate Waller heavily into the game plan this week.