Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans : The 2018 NFL season will feature a marquee Thursday Night Football game on Thursday, October 25, 2018 when the Miami Dolphins take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
NFL Football, 2018
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans
Date : Thursday, October 25
Time : 8:20 PM ET
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Miami have been homebodies in their last two games, but they are heading out on Thursday. They will take on Houston at 8:20 p.m. The odds don’t look promising for Miami, but the bigger the opponent is, the harder they fall.
While the Houston offense may not be elite, it may be good enough to take advantage of that defense. The leaders on the defense for Miami are Kiko Alonso (47 sacks), Jerome Baker, Vincent Taylor and William Hayes (2 sacks), and Xavien Howard (3 interceptions). Still, a banged up defense is going to need to perform better for a shot to win this one.
Speaking of the injury front, it appears as if Brock Osweiler will likely be starting this one again. On the season, he has thrown for 654 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions since taking over for the injured Ryan Tannehill.
The leading receivers this year have been Danny Amendola (30 receptions, 294 yards, 1 touchdown) and Albert Wilson 26 receptions, 391 yards, 4 touchdowns). On the ground, Miami continues to rely on the ageless wonder, Frank Gore as well as youngster Kenyan Drake. For Gore, he has 332 yards on 72 carries while Drake has 282 yards and 2 touchdowns on 58 carries.
Meanwhile, Houston might be getting used to good results now that the squad has four wins in a row. They walked away with a 20-7 win over Jacksonville. 20 seems to be a good number for Houston as the team scooped up a win with the same point total in their matchup last week.
Zack Rosenblatt: Brock Osweiler has played better than expected for the Dolphins, but he’s still Brock Osweiler and the Texans have won four straight games. Plus, the Dolphins have multiple receivers injured and that hot start to the season is beginning to feel like a fluke. Texans 24, Dolphins 10.