The NFL’s full Christmas Eve schedule comes to a close with Saturday Night Football on NFL Network. The Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals, with kickoff scheduled for 5:25 p.m. PT. Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon are calling the game from the booth, and Stacey Dales has the sideline duties.
The Texans could have clinched the AFC South with a win and a Titans loss, but with Tennessee beating Jacksonville, Houston just has to win to hold serve. Football Outsiders ranks the texans No. 31 on offense, and No. 13 on defense. Running back Lamar Miller has been solid enough, but not great, while Brock Osweiler has been a bust, now replaced by Tom Savage. This marks Savage’s first start, and the next two games could go a long way toward de-throning Osweiler.
The Bengals are a one-point road favorite, and welcome back A.J Green to the lineup. I’m going to take the Texans with the home upset.