Kevin Stefanski and the Cleveland Browns will give their all to keep their slim playoff hopes alive when they travel to Houston for a matchup against Lovie Smith’s Texans. The Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has finally returned from his suspension and his first start is against the Texans, which is his former team.
Watson is going to be an instant upgrade for the Cleveland offense, while Houston’s defense hasn’t been able to do much in their games. Obviously, Deshaun Watson will take over the narrative this week, and rightfully so, but we might see a lot of variance in this situation. Sunday will be Watson’s first professional game in over 700 days, with him having last played in the final week of the 2020 regular season with the Texans.
We can’t deny that there are questions towards the quarterbacks for both teams, but for different reasons. In Houston’s case, it’s a matter of talent. The tank job is in full effect for Kyle Allen, who is capable of winning a game or two down the stretch and securing the No. 1 pick for the Texans in the draft.
Meanwhile, it’s all about rust for Cleveland. Deshaun Watson hasn’t played an NFL game in nearly 2 years, so it’s incredibly hard to pinpoint how sharp and effective he is going to look heading into this match, and it doesn’t even matter that he’s facing one of the worst defenses in the league.
This is a great opportunity for the Texans right here. We might get to see Houston’s coming out extremely aggressive here and try to carry over some of the momentum from the second half last week where they had a pair of touchdowns and made Allen look good enough thanks to a couple of explosive plays from Jordan Akins and Brandin Cooks.
Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans Game Information
- Date: 12/04/2022
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: NRG StadiumHouston,TX
- How to Watch: Browns vs Texans: FOX
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Browns vs Texans Betting Lines
Texans are +263 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $263. On the other side, Browns are -320 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $31.25.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Texans at a 27.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Browns have 76.19% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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