Houston vs. New Orleans,
09/09/2019 19:10 EDT,
Score: 28 - 30
Point Spread: +7/-120 Houston
*3 Star Play on Texans* The Houston Texans have a bunch of talented skill position players. Houston will need to throw the ball a lot this year, and they should be able to be very successful airing it out with the group of wide receivers they have. Deshaun Watson played through an injury and had a nice season last year. With him healthier this year and the weapons on the outside even better, expect some big numbers in the passing game. While the offensive line is still a weakness, it is clearly better than last year.
New Orleans is 1-9 straight up in the first two weeks of the season in the last five years. The Saints haven't gotten off to good starts, and I think they will have a harder time with the Texans than the betting market believes. The Saints still don't have a lot of depth at corner, and the Texans will run 3 or 4 very good receivers out against them.
Drew Brees will get quite a bit of pressure from the excellent edge rushers from Houston. That should keep him uncomfortable enough for this one to be very close.