The Houston Texans are in desperate need of a win on Sunday, which makes them a dangerous team to bet against in Week 3. But it will be tough sledding for them as they take on the 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers barely snuck in a win last week against the Denver Broncos, who had Jeff Driskel as their quarterback. I like the Texans to keep this a close game, and I’m riding with Houston at +4.
Why Houston will cover the spread
I think Bill O’Brien needs a win more than any coach in the league this week. He is under the microscope with the skeptical personnel decisions he’s made this offseason, and a win against Pittsburgh would be crucial for him.
Houston has the speed on the outside to cause the Steelers some problems. Pittsburgh’s secondary got exposed last week, especially late in the game. A backup QB (Driskel) put up 256 yards through the air in only three quarters of play, which is good news for the Texans. If they can protect Deshaun Watson, their weapons on the outside should be able to get open often.