[1:00 PM] Texans @ Packers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Houston Texans (6-5)

@ Green Bay Packers (5-6)


The line for this game is Packers by 6.5 points.

The Green Bay Packers are looking at a very slim margin for error if they hope to return to the playoffs, and the injury situation is not making life any easier. The Houston Texans, who visit the Packers on Sunday, are in a better spot as the leaders of the AFC South but did not do themselves any favors with losses in each of their last two games.

Osweiler is under heavy criticism after throwing three interceptions in the loss to the Chargers, and his average of 5.77 yards per attempt is the worst among qualifying quarterbacks in the NFL.  Coach Bill O’Brien dismissed the idea of replacing Osweiler, who signed a $72 million free-agent deal in the offseason, with backup Tom Savage.

Green Bay came out of its victory on Monday night banged up at key positions, with Rodgers battling a hamstring strain and linebacker Clay Matthews suffering a separated shoulder. Coach Mike McCarthy gave the team the day off from practice on Wednesday to let everyone rest and does not see the team making big adjustments offensively to accommodate for Rodgers’ decreased mobility.

Packers DT Mike Pennel is facing a possible 10-game suspension for a second violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Houston LB John Simon (chest) is questionable for Sunday.

Green Bay WR Davante Adams is averaging 22.2 yards per reception over his last three games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Green Bay Packers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick