Could this be a Super Bowl preview?
Few teams can match Green Bay and Houston in terms of raw talent on both sides of the ball. The Texans have a better overall team, but the Packers have Aaron Rodgers, which always counts for something.
Through four weeks, the Texans have looked like one of the best teams in the league. They have outscored the opposition by 70 points and haven’t really been challenged yet.
Despite the fact that they haven’t really played a legitimately good team (although the Broncos are nothing to sneeze at), the Texans have proved that good teams do win games that they’re supposed to win.
The Packers have had a wild start to the year, experiencing everything from a three-week stretch of absolutely anemic offense to a controversial game-ending call in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Green Bay finally looked like the team we know in a 28-27 thriller against the Saints. Could the Packers offense finally be on track?
This game could come down to whichever team makes a big stop on defense at a critical moment. It will also be a measuring stick for the Texans, who will be able to prove to the nation that they’re for real.