Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The line between success and failure can be razor sharp at times in the NFL. Four straight wins over the Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and New Orleans Saints have the Houston Texans tied with the Colts for first in the AFC South and holding onto the final playoff spot in the AFC with five games remaining in the 2015 season.
Next up for the Texans are the Bills, a team looking to snap a two-game losing streak after close losses to the Patriots and Chiefs. A lot of discussion regarding Sunday’s game in Orchard Park, NY has centered on the speed the Bills possess on offense. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor might be the fastest QB in the NFL. Throw in RB LeSean McCoy and WR Sammy Watkins – who played with Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins at Clemson – and some teams might have to make drastic alterations to their defensive game plan. Not the Texans.
While Romeo Crennel’s defense adjusts from week-to-week, it won’t be intimidated by the Bills speed. “They’ve got a great running back in Shaddy (LeSean) McCoy and a few great receivers in 14 (Watkins), so we know we’ve got to stay over the top of him and keep Shaddy bottled up and we should be okay,” said safety Eddie Pleasant.
“We’re going to have to rally to the football and try to get eleven guys to the football on every tackle,” adds outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien seemed as concerned about what the Bills offense was going to do scheme-wise on Sunday, as he was about how quickly Buffalo’s players would execute the game plan. “They do so many different things, and they do it well on both sides of the ball and on special teams,” O’Brien said. “So we’re going to go up to Buffalo and be really sharp and focused to have any chance to win the game.”
The Texans and Bills will kick off at 12:00 pm. The game can be heard on Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610, starting with The FCL Dental Pregame Show at 9:00 am on Sunday.