One of the worst Thursday Night Football games of the season can only get interesting with a little betting. Texans and Jaguars clash at EverBank Field at 8:25 PM ET in a game of two teams that have 5 wins combined in the season and 19 losses.
The Jaguars have won two in a row and three of the last four after losing the first eight of the season; however, the Texans said they have no respect for Jacksonville.
“I couldn’t care less what (our opponents) think,” Cecil Shorts III said. “It’s the NFL. You’re going to win or lose each week. You’ve got to bring your best that week.
“It’s like we’re a more confident team,” Shorts told the team’s official website. “We’re going into games expecting to win and expecting to do well during the games. … We’re growing up and we’re coming on.”
The Texans have lost 10 in a row and playmaker WR Andre Johnson thinks this is one of the lowest points in the franchise history.
“I wouldn’t say it feels the same,” Johnson said of comparing the 2005 season and this one. “Back then I don’t think we had a good football team like we have now as far as talent-wise. This season has been disappointing for everybody — a lot of frustration.”
The NFL odds have the Texans as 2.5 point favorites over the Jaguars despite they are on the road. Jacksonville is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston