Game Preview: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans


Nov 4, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) rushes past Buffalo Bills tackle Cordy Glenn (77) in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Bills 21-9. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo at Houston

Welcome to GMEN HQ, the Giants Headquarters on the Internet that is all about team BLUE. However, the New York Football Giants have already won their game for the week, so now it’s all about game previews, correct?


The game that we’re going to take a look at involves a couple of teams the Giants have faced this year. With the Bills, the Giants didn’t actually face them in the regular season, but they did matchup against the NY Giants in the Hall of Fame game after Michael Strahan was inducted in. But really, it was a glorified scrimmage the Giants won to kick-off their 5-0 preseason.

And of course, the Giants defeated the previously undefeated Houston Texans last weekend, 30-17.

Now these two teams will do battle against each other — who wins? The WATT led Houston Texans defense, or the team led by the potential of players like Sammy Watkins and EJ Manuel, the Buffalo Bills?

For the game preview, these are two teams that both got off to fast NFL starts but now are both 2-1 after being beat by 10+ points in week three. These are two teams that are now trying to pick up the pieces in order to salvage all the hope that a 2-0 start can bring organizations like the Bills and Texans and their passionate fan bases.

On the gridiron side of things, the Bills have struggled to pass or stop the pass, ranking in the low 20’s on both offense and defense. The Texans have got it done running the ball, but that was prior to the Arian Foster injury which will play a part in the outcome of this game. Without Arian Foster, the Texans are a much more average team, ranking low in every other category.

As of now, Foster is a game time decision which makes predicting this game a tricky thing. Regardless, if you want to look at the lines and numbers, try Bovada.


"BUFFALOThe total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 gamesBuffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 gamesBuffalo is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the roadThe total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 9 games on the roadBuffalo is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the roadThe total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games when playing HoustonBuffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing HoustonHOUSTONThe total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 gamesHouston is 2-15 SU in its last 17 gamesHouston is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 gamesThe total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games at homeHouston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at homeHouston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at homeThe total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Buffalo"

Before we get to the prediction, let us link you to a great Behind Enemy Lines segment between the House of Houston and the Buffalowdown, here’s you go:

Behind Enemy Lines: Buffalo Bills Game Preview
With that thrown out their for your perusal let us get to this prediction. Without Arian Foster, Ryan Fitzpatrick looked lost, with him, he led a smooth and efficient offense in Houston… in the end it will come down to whether or not Foster plays, but either way, GMEN HQ predicts.

Bills 21 – Texans 14

Regardless of the presence of Foster, this is a hungry and youthful Bills team that just happened to run into a Chargers crew that is playing really good football. Better football than the Houston Texans, and for that reason, the Buffalo Bills win.

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