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The BRB staff predicts Sunday’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

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Lets jump straight into this week. You know the drill!

Tim: Texans 17, 49ers 16.

This won't be fun to watch. But it will be a (narrow) Texans victory.

I don't expect much from Tom Savage & Co., though DeAndre Hopkins will continue to astound with his productivity despite everyone knowing the ball is going to him. I also look for Jadeveon Clowney to break through the ten sack barrier for the first time in his career.

Diehard Chris: Texans 20, 49ers 17.

That funny-named kicker from Botswana is gonna get his head right and kick a pair of FGs, including a late one to seal the win. Clowney goes bananas with a TFL-fest, and DeAndre Hopkins notches another 100+ yard/1 TD performance.

kdentify: Texans 21, 49ers 3.

If this is anything other than a resounding victory for the Texans, I will be furious. The Texans are a mess, but the 49ers are even worse off than we are.

BFMF’nD: Texans 16, 49ers 13.

For all intents and purposes, my guess is that this score is settled solely by home field advantage. BOB's MIGHTY ALL FIELD GOAL OFFENSE will rock the joint three times, with a TD of a defensive variety (something with Jadeveon Clowney, as he's kinda due).

Offensively, both teams will struggle, but only the 49ers will score an offensive TD, thanks to a deep throw to Marquise Goodwin (from (?) The University of Texas at Austin).

Titan Matt Weston, Slanderer of Blade Runner and a Huge Fan of the Texas Rangers: 49ers 20, Texans 16.

Houston either loses close or big, probably. The 49ers should actually be able to attack Houston's weakness on defense—downfield throws.

If the Texans fall behind at all, the game is over. I think San Francisco can put Houston in a hole but never fully put it out of reach...until a Tom Savage turnover seals it shut. Damn, I can't wait.

Mike Bullock: Texans 12, 49ers 6.

A lot of us predicted a win against the Not-The-Oilers last week and that didn't turn out well. But, I'm still going with H-Town, baby! #AllHailAllFieldGoalOffense!

Brett Kollmann: Texans 17, 49ers 13.

I actually think Houston can still win this game, if only because the Niners have even less talent left on the roster than we do.

Jimmy Garoppolo is undoubtedly a better quarterback, but his supporting cast is arguably the worst in football. Tom Savage is awful, but at least he's got DeAndre Hopkins to throw to and Jadeveon Clowney wrecking shop on defense. The Niners have...Marquise Goodwin...I guess?

Hit us up in the comments section with your score predictions and your “significant game event” predictions.