Three and Out: Chargers-Texans predictions
In fact, I was there the last time these two teams faced each other. It was 2019 in sunny Los Angeles at Dignity Health Sports Park amid an almost uniform climate Chargers– Texan crowd. The game was fantastic and the attack was. I also met former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, to whom I would still like to say hello today. The Texans led the way, 27-20.
Unfortunately, BRB Braintrust does not believe this outcome will happen again. Not at all. A clear table of predictions says it all about how Sunday’s game will go.
Kenneth L .; Chargers 31, Texans 6
I put a ton of fantasy football capital on this game. I traded the Chargers’ defense for the Texans in my semifinal game. I will also be present at this game which will be both fun and a waste of 3-4 hours. But it will be fun to go with the pops. Herbert is 3rd in the league for passing yards and Austin Ekeler is 11th for rushing yards. Mike Williams has finally put together a full campaign and is possibly the best WR2 in the game. Maybe a little behind Ceedee Lamb. Their attack is powerful and knows how to threaten you deeply. They are both dynamic and methodical.
They also desperately need to win this game. The chargers are 8-6 and occupy the 6th place. A defeat puts them out of the playoffs. They play against the Raiders and Broncos to end the season, but not too impressed with both teams’ play lately.
The Texans offense will be deprived of most of its best players. Or meh, just most of his players. Justin Britt, Tytus Howard, Lonnie Johnson, Eric Murray, Roy Lopez and Jordan Jenkins disperse the offensive and defensive teams into open roles. More importantly, Brandon Cooks will be out of the attack. Expect rookie TE Brevin Jordan to see a ton of targets. Expect the Texans to be unable to move the ball around the field at all this week. And if they do, their kicker is also out.
Ouch. Maybe we shouldn’t go to the game?
l4blitzer: Chargers 29, Texans 12
Provided this match can go as planned (given that 20 Texans are now on the COVID list, there is reason to justify a postponement), the Texans cannot rely on their opponent’s incompetence to help them win. this match. tower. The Chargers are in the hunt for the playoffs. Their state of mind could still be called into question, given they missed a golden opportunity at home against Kansas City. Luckily for the Chargers (forever San Diego), the Texans won’t have anyone of Travis Kelce’s caliber as TE to crush their high school. Staley might not have too much to worry about going so much in 4th.
Attrition due to COVID protocols has robbed this game of much of its limited star power. However, for the Texans the losses are all the more devastating, especially with Cooks and Fairbarin set to miss the game. Mills has improved somewhat from the mess of incompetence he was in earlier in the season, but he won’t be reminiscent of first-time Matt Schaub or Deshaun Watson anytime soon. The Texans will have guys on the pitch, but probably not much more than that.
Expect this match (if it’s still going on Sunday, but even if it is postponed to another day of the following week) to be a lousy, lousy affair. The Chargers still have too much offensive firepower and manage to distance themselves from the Texans. Texans, forced to lean on a kicker (at the time of writing these unnamed lines), will probably go there more for the 4th downs and go for 2 more often (or at least I hope … the make it interesting for once). They find the end zone, but no point scored via a kick. Hopefully this game progresses quickly and we get a lot closer to the end of this lost season.
Matt Weston: Chargers 31, Texans 13
If the Texans could lead the ball the way they always wanted to, this game could be different. Unfortunately, they can’t at all. Prepare for plenty of fast passes from Davis Mills on the 3rd and 6th.
Justin Herbert throws deep again and will prove once again that the Texans’ pass defense is statistically overrated thanks to turnovers. Austin Ekeler, Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson, whatever, they can compliment the deep passing game on the ground.
Mike: Chargers 38, Texans 17
Justin Herbert is one of the NFL’s passing leaders this season and what better chance to catapult himself into the top 3 than facing a pass defense from the Houston Texans who has already allowed 3,267 yards against teams that had rarely need to pass against them? Who is going to stop Herbert? Lonnie Johnson Jr? Ha.
San DiegoLos Angeles decides they want to rest Herbert’s arm, Houston’s run defense hasn’t come out of the locker room since DJ Reader and JJ Watt left the building. Now the Chargers have poor running defense as well, but Houston is utterly unable to take advantage of that as they are the only NFL team not to exceed 1,100 rushing yards this season. averaging just over 77 rushing yards per game.
This will be another one-sided affair that further cements the image that the 2021 Houston Texans belong to the same conversation as the 1976. Tampa Bay Buccaneers as one of the worst teams ever to line up in the super bowl time.
Tim: Chargers 27, Texans 14.
If this game is played on Sunday – and it shouldn’t, with so many players on the COVID roster – it’s going to be awful. The Texans are going to miss their offensive line and most of the starting defense. They’ll be up against guys who normally can’t see the pitch for a 3-11 team. The Chargers will also be missing some backers, but not as much as the Texans. Justin Herbert is going to go crazy.
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