It’s Monday! The Texans finally have their first Monday Night Football game in two years, and against the New York Jets, a team who broke the Texans’ heart in a late game thriller in 2010.
The Jets are hobbled, and are struggling at this point in time, losing Derrell Revis, and Santonio Holmes, both players are key players to defense and offense respectively. To add to that pressure, the Jets are losing faith in quarterback Mark Sanchez, and it seems to be only a matter of time till fan favorite Tim Tebow is named the starter.
The Texans are favored by nine points in the New Meadowlands Stadium, and the heavily favored Texans, are primed to steamroll the Jets. The Jets have minimal weapons compared to the Texans’, and after losing their star wide receiver Santonio Holmes, Mark Sanchez is forced to go with other receivers, and dump the ball to his back Shon Greene.
The Texans high powered defender should have no trouble at all handling the Jets, the Texans have faced a better team in Denver, but the hype of the prime time Monday Night Football, a first time for a few of the Texans’ players’ career may give them a few nervous jitters for the first few series.
Ultimately, I’m looking for the Texans to leave New Jersey 5-0 and come home to prepare for their biggest challenge on Sunday Night against Green Bay.
– Richard Perez