The Houston Texans are set to travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins in a week 12 matchup. The Texans come into the game with a record of 1-8-1 and currently have the worst record in the entire NFL. As a result of this, they are in last place in the AFC South. On the flip side, the Dolphins enter the contest with a record of 7-3 and currently sit in second place in the AFC East as a result of the Buffalo Bills taking a win on Thursday against the Detroit Lions. However, if the Dolphins are able to beat the Texans, they will take first place because of their win against the Bills earlier on in the season.
Houston Texans Continue to Embrace the Tank
As previously mentioned, the Houston Texans currently sit as the worst team in football. This is something that many saw coming heading into the season. Houston is still very young team and their roster lacks a lot of talent when compared to the rest of the league. It is clear that they are heading into a full scale rebuild. As a result of this, a lot has to go their way in order to take down a team like the Dolphins.
It is hard to believe that the Texans defensive unit will be capable of slowing down the elite offensive attack of Miami. Their secondary still has a ways to go before they are ready to shut down a wide receiver duo of Tyreeke Hill and Jaylin Waddle’s caliber. Along with this, the Texans do not have a high powered offense by any means, Even if their defense is able to slow down the Dolphins, it will still be a very tall task for the Texans’ offense to score enough to remain competitive.
Miami Dolphins Look to Hold Onto AFC East Divisional Lead
The Miami Dolphins are attempting to claw their way back atop the AFC East this week. They should have a cakewalk of a matchup this week against the Texans. As long as the Dolphins are able to not beat themselves, and just show up to play this week, they should be able to get out of week 12 with another win. Miami’s offense will likely just be too much for Houston to handle. Along with the incredible passing game, Jeff Wilson has also had an incredible stint with the Dolphins since joining the team near the trade deadline. With all of these weapons, Houston will not be able to keep up, even if Miami’s defense has an off day. Look for the Dolphins to come out of the gates hot and try to bury the Texans before the first half is over. This could end up being a great opportunity for Miami to give their starters, or at the very least their star players, a chance to get some much needed rest. While this may not end up being the closest game of the week, Tua and the Dolphins offense could be poised for a big day.