The Houston Texans are 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans hope their success against the Bengals continues when the two teams meet this Thursday night.
Houston is a 5.5-point road betting underdog in Cincinnati at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Cincinnati has been favored in each of its last three home games against Houston but is 0-3 SU and ATS over that stretch.
Going off as a 6-point favorite in their home opener against Brandon Carr Youth Jersey Jacksonville, the Texans were blown out 29-7. The offensive line looks like it could be a problem for Houston all season long, failing to open up running lanes for Lamar Miller and leaving Mark Scheifele Womens Jersey both Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson under duress in the majority of their time under center.
That duo combined for just 162 yards of passing and were sacked 10 times for a total of 54 yards lost. Houston announced Tuesday that Watson will start this week.
Of the injury itself, Richardson simply told ESPN, “It hurt a lot.”
The play itself wasn’t exactly easy, but knowing what Richardson went through moments earlier makes it even more impressive.
“He went back in and caught the game-winning touchdown pass with it,” coach Pete Carroll told ESPN. “Good stuff.”
Richardson’s injury happened on Seattle’s opening drive after going for a low throw from Russell Wilson. After the game, Wilson also commended Richardson’s effort to see the game through.
“That shows his toughness,” Wilson said. “To be a receiver and have your fingers sewed up and to battle and to come back in, that shows his courage.”
SB Nation’s Stephen White chose Richardson as the Seahawks’ breakout player this season. If Richardson’s going to continue to put forth an effort like he did Sunday, that pick looks pretty good.