2019 NFL – Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans taking place? Sunday 27th October, 2019 – 20:25 (UK)

Where is Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans taking place? NRG Stadium, Houston

What is the expected weather for Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans? 23c in sunny skies

What television channel is Oakland Raiders @ 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 Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Oakland Raiders 14-27 Houston Texans

THE TEAM NEWS

OAKLAND RAIDERS

  • Oakland were left to rue a potentially game-changing fumble by QB Derek Carr which turned momentum in Green Bay's favour last week and they were unable to recover as they fell to 3-3 for the season.
  • The Raiders have picked up Houston's third-round pick in 2020 in exchange for former first-rounder CB Gareon Conley in a surprising move with Trayvon Mullen set to start this game as he tries to nail down the position.
  • Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has been forced to sit out the last two games with a bout of plantar fasciitis but he was able to participate in a limited capacity on Wednesday which is a good sign towards him suiting up this week.

HOUSTON TEXANS

  • Houston could not match the standards they had set themselves in their previous two games as they lost to AFC South rivals Indianapolis and now face another tricky contest against Oakland with the Texans desperate to avoid defeat due to how tight their division is.
  • The Texans were handed an early blow when WR Will Fuller exited the game and his hamstring injury will sideline him for several matches with Kenny Stills set to play a larger role in the passing game as a result.
  • CB Bradley Roby was limited at practice on Wednesday after missing last week’s defeat because of a hamstring injury and the Texans could really do with him returning to the field this week due to other injury problems in the secondary.

THE PREDICTION

Oakland will wonder what might have been had QB Derek Carr not fumbled the ball when trying to score a TD against Green Bay. In the end, they were on the end of a heavy loss and will want to respond in this trip to Houston but the Texans will also be desperate to get back to winning ways. The AFC South is the tightest division in the NFL at present and every loss will have a big impact but Houston can bounce back from last week’s defeat to beat Indianapolis here.

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