[1:00 PM] Chargers @ Texans

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Diego Chargers (4-6)

@ Houston Texans (6-4)


The Houston Texans attempt to put a disappointing loss behind them and maintain their lead atop the AFC South – as well as their perfect home record – when they host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Houston squandered a seven-point advantage in the fourth quarter on Monday night and dropped a 27-20 decision to AFC West-leading Oakland in Mexico City.

San Diego, which resides in the basement of the AFC West, had its surge toward mediocrity halted last time out as it suffered a 31-24 home loss to Miami on Nov. 13. The Chargers hoped to head into their bye week with a .500 record but were denied their fourth win in five games as they surrendered 10 points to the Dolphins over the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. San Diego has been in all 10 of its games, as each of its six losses have been by eight points or fewer.

Philip Rivers had a roller-coaster afternoon against Miami, as he threw three touchdown passes but was intercepted four times. The trio of scoring tosses gave him 301 for his career, moving him past John Elway for eighth place on the all-time list, while the four picks came within a span of 13 minutes in the fourth quarter. Ronnie Hillman, who led Denver in rushing last season with a career-high 863 yards but was released in September, was claimed off waivers from Minnesota after gaining 50 yards on 18 carries in five games with the Vikings.

All signs point to a victory for Houston, as the club has won each of its five home games thus far this season while Brock Osweiler is 2-0 lifetime as a starter against San Diego. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has made a touchdown catch in each of his last three home games while rookie wideout Braxton Miller made his first TD reception in last week’s loss. Jadeveon Clowney leads all defensive ends and is second overall in the league with 12 tackles for loss.

Houston has been outscored 41-9 in the fourth quarter over its last four contests.


StreakSmarts Pick: Houston Texans

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick