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Which Houston Texans Star Is Going Off This Week?

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NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Riding into last weekend’s game, the big focus was the availability of wide receiver Kenny Stills. Some even went so far as to doom the Texans’ offense if Stills wasn’t able to go. Well, Stills wasn’t active for the game, and the Texans made due without him.

It may not be clear to all, but it seems Houston’s offense found a way to squeak by without Stills. As it goes, every week (at least on the weeks the team doesn’t play flatter than the Texans’ management system) a different player steps up and leaves a mark on the game’s final outcome.

Since Will Fuller V had his turn against the Falcons, chances are the Chiefs won’t leave him on an island. This week, it could be Keke Coutee, who is due for a big game. Or it could be Carlos Hyde, a former Kansas City Chief who knows what it’s like to go against KC’s front seven, even if it’s only in practice. Then there’s Duke Johnson, another player in line for a big game. And, ow could we forget DeAndre Hopkins? Or Darren Fells and Jordan Akins.

The real truth is, as long as Bill O’Brien has his team prepared and amped up when they take the field on Sunday, Houston has too many offensive weapons for Andy Reid and the Chiefs to shut them all down.

What about Houston’s defense? J.J. Watt is due for a “Turn Down for Watt!” game. Whitney Mercilus has shown he can go off at any moment. Benardrick McKinney and D.J. Reader bring their lunch pails every day as well. The guys in the secondary, Bradley Roby, Johnathan Joseph, Justin Reid and Tashaun Gipson, are all capable of making game-changing plays.

And how could we forget the ALL FIELD GOAL OFFENSE?

Which player do you think will have a big day this weekend?


Which Texan is Making SportsCenter This Week?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Keke Coutee
    (18 votes)
  • 5%
    Duke Johnson
    (15 votes)
  • 18%
    Carlos Hyde
    (49 votes)
  • 35%
    DeAndre Hopkins
    (96 votes)
  • 5%
    Will Fuller V
    (16 votes)
  • 2%
    Darren Fells
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Jordan Akins
    (5 votes)
  • 11%
    J.J. Watt
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    Whitney Mercilus
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Benardrick McKinney
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    D.J. Reader
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    Bradley Roby
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Johnathan Joseph
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Justin Reid
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Tashaun Gipson
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Ka’imi Fairbairn
    (8 votes)
268 votes total Vote Now

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