Green Bay rolling into Houston this week typically would be a premier match up For some reason this game seems more like leading the lambs to slaughter. The Packers season seems to be spinning out of control and heading into Houston will not help their cause.
Last week the Houston Texans racked up their fifth straight win against the New York Jets. The Texans players were described as somber on their trip home because of their inability to win the game by more than 7 points. This is a scary Texans team. Also scary is the amount of injuries reported by the Texans vs. a relatively health New York Giants team.
LB Mister Alexander (achilles), CB Alan Ball (ankle), G Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DT Shaun Cody (back), RB Justin Forsett (thigh), RB Arian Foster (knee), K Shayne Graham (right calf), WR Lestar Jean (knee), WR Andre Johnson (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), S Shiloh Keo (neck), LB Jesse Nading (foot) and G Wade Smith (foot) all had full participation in practice and are listed as probable to play.
DE Antonio Smith (ankle) and RB Ben Tate (toe) had limited participation in practice and will most likely be a game time decision. Saftey Quintin Demps did not participate in practice and will not be suiting up tonight.
The New York Giants are definitely the healthier team. CB Davon House (shoulder), TE D.J. Williams (hamstring) and TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) all had full participation in practice and are listed as questionable. WR Greg Jennings (groin) and S Sean Richardson did not participate in practice and are out for tonight’s game. DT B.J. Raji did not participate in practice due to an ankle injury and is likely a game time decision.
Bookmaker has the Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans odds set like this. Opening Point Spread: Houston -4, Current Betting Line: Houston -3, Opening Total: 48 and the Current Total: 47.5. Most of the predictions I have seen online have Green Bay winning this game all out. I think to night may be the first death-blow to the Packers season. Houston is just too hot right now, injuries and all. You can watch the Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans match-up at NFL.com along with all of the other Sunday NFL action.
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