The Dolphins are heading into town to challenge the Texans tonight. The winner will sit 5-3 and the loser will end up 4-4, but there’s more at stake here than a score. The Dolphins are a team in turmoil (WR DeVante Parker’s agent has labeled head coach Adam Gase “incompetent”), travelling on a short week. The Texans are less in turmoil (haven’t heard of pitchforks being wielded around the O’Brien residence), but are still working with an iffy offensive line and a quarterback who is playing through some injuries (getting mauled weekly will do that to you).
If the Texans can get through tonight relatively healthy, they’ve got a mini-bye, followed by two road games and a three-game homestead coming up. Getting through this stretch of the season and building on successes can be vital to how the team’s record in December ends up.
Share your thoughts on the Texans and/or Dolphins in the space below while we wait for the first quarter thread to post at 7:05 p.m. CDT.