NFL Week 5: Houston Texans vs Atlanta Falcons Odds, and Picks (Oct 8)

By · October 4, 2023
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  • The Texans defeated the Steelers 6-30 in week 4.
  • The Falcons lost 7-23 to the Jaguars in London on Sunday.
  • These two teams last met in 2019 with the Texans winning 32-53.

The 2-2 Falcons take on the 2-2 Texans in a potentially exciting matchup. The Falcons have found points hard to come by of late but the Texans look like a formidable team with rookie QB C.J. Stroud at the helm.

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The Texans ran riot over the Steelers on Sunday, running out comfortable 6-30 winners. C.J. Stroud continued his impressive start to his rookie season with 16/30 completions for 306 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Texans scored a third passing touchdown with a short pass from RB Devin Singletary to TE Dalton Schultz in the red zone. WR Nico Collins continued his red hot form with 7/9 catches for 168 yards and 2 scores.

On Sunday in London, the Falcons had a tough match against the Jaguars and lost 7-23. Despite the loss, RB Bijan Robinson performed well for Atlanta with 14 carries for 105 yards and 5 receptions for an additional 32 yards. TE Jonnu Smith was targeted 6 times, while Kyle Pitts only had 4. This may suggest that the Falcons are losing confidence in Pitts. QB Desmond Ridder needs to show improvement, as Taylor Heinicke is waiting for a chance to play as the starting quarterback.


The home team Falcons are slight favorites, but their worrying form makes me side with the Texans for the win.

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