For the first time in the history of the franchise, Houston Texans Fans have been able to celebrate a lossless September. Now the Texans have their eyes set on a new prize, a coming out party in the nation’s biggest media market. Monday night’s showdown with the Jets should be a walk in the park for a team that is considered by most to be the best in the NFL.
For the Texans…
Quentin Demps: Out – S – After having two surgeries in as many weeks, the #3 saftey for your hometown team will be forced to miss his first game of the season. In the week 3 matchup with the Broncos, Demps broke him thumb. After having next day surgery, Demps returned to the field having not missed a beat. But in the fourth game of the season, he broke his forearm. This one will keep him out for a couple of weeks.
Ben Tate: Probable – RB – After a good practice on Saturday, Gary Kubiak thinks that that the No. 2 running back will be ready to go on Monday.
Antoine Caldwell: Probable – RG – He left the game against Tennessee relatively early with an ankle injury. It seems that he has shown John Benton and Rick Denison that he can handle game reps.
Lestar Jean: Out – WR – Still no change for the young receiver. He did run during a practice this week, but that’s about it. We might see Jean back in action as early as next week.
For the Jets…
John Connor: Out – FB – The Jets have had little success running the ball this season. It can’t help to lose your lead blocker to a hamstring early in the season.
Stephen Hill: Out – WR – It’s pretty easy to go from the number two target for a young quarterback up to number 1 when you lose Santonio Holmes to a foot injury. The only thing, is that when it happens you have to stay healthy also.
Dustin Keller: Out – TE – Also suffering from a pulled hammie, a struggling Mark Sanchez is losing targets quickly.
Darrelle Revis: Out – CB – It’s crazy how long a destroyed ACL takes to heal. Could the subtraction of Revis make Jonathan Joseph the best CB in the NFL?
Sione Po’uha: Out – NT – For a team that gave up 34 points and well over 200 yards on the ground, the last thing you want to see is your nose tackle on the bench as you face one of the best teams in the NFL. This is the case, however.
This will be a rout…Texans over the Jets 38-14
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