Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears Preview and Predictions

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterNovember 4, 2012

The Houston Texans have looked like the cream of the crop in the AFC, but outside of their big win in Denver, it's hard to say they've done much against top competition. Of course, they can only play the teams on their schedule, and they have looked strong more often than not. 

Well, the next team on their schedule is a 7-1 Chicago Bears team that has been laying waste to opposing offenses. If the Texans want to be taken seriously as contenders, they can shut up a lot of critics by going into Soldier Field and putting up a bunch of points against a defense that is simply dominating the NFL landscape. 

For the Bears, they finally got things into gear offensively against the Titans, but let's face it—the Titans are terrible, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Texans are a whole other ballgame, led by their monster in the middle, J.J. Watt, who had another sack against the Bills, bringing his season total to 10.5. That's incredible for a 3-4 defensive end. 

In the video above, we look at the biggest matchups and give our predictions for the game. Let us know in the comments below which matchups you'll be watching and let us know who you think will win the game.