The Houston Texans are going to travel to New York this Sunday to face the Jets. The game will be played in New York’s MetLife Stadium and will be the last game of the NFL’s 5th week of 2012 with a 8:30PM start on Monday Night Football. The Texans come into the game with a 4-0 record while the Jets sit at 2-2. Houston is considered by many to be the AFC’s best team while the Jets are 2-2 but are viewed and talked about like they are 0-4.
Houston has stayed healthy this season, which is something that they could not do last season. All of their skill players missed some time last season including Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, and Arian Foster. If they can all remain healthy, and the defense can continue to dominate, there is no reason they can not make a deep run into the playoffs.
The Jets, on the other hand, have a lot of questions to answer and have battled tough injuries that they must try and overcome. Last week they lost their number one receiver Santonio Holmes for the season with a foot injury. One week earlier against the Dolphins, the teams best cornerback (and perhaps best corner in the league) Darrell Revis was lost for the season with a knee injury. On top of these injuries was their latest blowout last week when the 49ers shut them out and embarrassed the Jets 34-0 in their own stadium. You can rest assured that if the Jets get crushed on Monday Night Football this week heads will start to roll and fans will be looking for someone’s job.
PREDICTION: TEBOW, TEBOW chants will be loud…..HOU 30 NYJ 17