Week 5 Preview And Texans Update

Bill StellContributor IOctober 6, 2009

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback JeMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders releases the ball  as he is pressured by linebacker Brian Cushing #56 and defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina #92 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

October 6, 2009 by Exsquid | Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, NFL Week 5


    Whew, we won that one.  Although it wasn’t really close, and the Texans should have beat the Raiders, I was worried.  What with the defensive problems we have had, and our run game shuddering.

    Although the Texans won convincingly against the Raiders, just remember that we played one of, if not the, worst teams in the league.  Sorry Raider fans but that is reality.  The Texans defense held the black and silver to just 165 yards on offense and only 6 points.  That sounds really good and if it was against someone like the Titans or Broncos I might get all excited but it wasn’t, it was the Raiders.

    The week 5 game is against the defending NFC champion Arizona Cardinals in their home field.  Just like last week, on paper the Texans have the advantage in almost every stat there is.  However there is the little matter of the Warner/Fitzgerald combo to deal with.  As of this writing the Cardinals are 5.5 point favorites to win.

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