Hope that everyone has had and continues to have a tremendous holiday season. I don't know about you, but a win by your Houston Texans tomorrow in Miami would be a helluva belated Christmas present for me. Without further ado, three (3) things that are sure to happen (read: listed items may not actually happen) when the Dolphins host the Texans:
1. Statistically speaking, Miami's not very good against the pass. They do, however, get after the QB, as seen by the 40 sacks they've tallied so far this season. What's this mean? It means we all should say a quick pre-game orison that Duane Brown is able to play, or Matt Schaub could be in for a tough afternoon. Justified or not, I have faith. D. Brown plays; Schaub still gets popped a handful of times but gets the job done; and Andre Johnson ends his homecoming with 119 yards receiving and not one, but two, touchdowns.
2. Last time the Dolphins and Texans played, Mario Williams had two sacks and forced a fumble. Tomorrow, Super Mario finishes with 1.5 sacks. No forced fumble this time, though. At least not from Mario. Antonio Smith? He's forcing one.
3. Kris Brown will miss another field goal. But it won't cost your Houston Texans the game.
PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: After the uneven effort put forth last week in St. Louis, I have no business calling back-to-back road victories for the Texans. And yet, here I am, doing exactly that. Texans 24, Dolphins 23. Keep the faith, misguided as it might be.Texans vs Dolphins coverage