2019 NFL – Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans taking place? Sunday 29th September, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans taking place? NRG Stadium, Houston

What is the expected weather for Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans? 30c but scattered thunderstorms are expected during the game

What television channel is Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Houston Texans 17-24 Carolina Panthers

THE TEAM NEWS

CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Carolina picked up their first victory of the season with a new man under center as they proved far too good for Arizona with back-up QB Kyle Allen producing a solid display on his first start of the year.
  • First-choice Panthers QB Cam Newton will miss his second successive game with a lingering foot injury and Allen will continue in the starting role with another good display likely to relieve the pressure on Newton to return.
  • G Trai Turner was absent from Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury and several other key players such as DT Kawann Short, DE/LB Bruce Irvin and DE/LB Marquis Haynes were also limited in that session.

HOUSTON TEXANS

  • Houston improved to 2-1 as they defeated the Los Angeles Chargers with QB Deshaun Watson coming up with some invaluable plays and he will be key again in attempting to guide his side to 3-1.
  • The Texans appeared to come through Sunday's game unscathed on the injury front but will assess their squad as the week progresses and their first injury report of the week was a long one.
  • Only one player on that list failed to participate in Wednesday’s practice with T Seantrel Henderson missing through illness whilst there was five limited participants although none of those issues seem to be a genuine problem ahead of this Week 4 clash.

THE PREDICTION

Carolina put in their best performance of the season and did so without QB Cam Newton in the side. Kyle Allen put on a show on his first start in the NFL this season and will continue in the QB role this week with Newton’s absence extending by at least another week. He will face a tougher contest against Houston in a game that could end up being a shootout, but the Texans should be able to come out on top on home turf.

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