HOUSTON (1-8-1) at MIAMI (7-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Dolphins by 11½.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans made it to the red zone six times against the New York Giants. They scored one touchdown on those drives.
That played a major role in Houston's fourth consecutive loss, a recurring theme during a lackluster offensive performance in Sunday's 24-16 setback.
HOUSTON (1-6-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (6-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Giants by 4½
HOUSTON (1-3-1) at LAS VEGAS (1-4)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Raiders by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsboo k.
HOUSTON (AP) — With just one win after five games, the Houston Texans appear destined for a third straight dismal season.
There is, however, some good news about this year’s team that should give fans hope.
HOUSTON (AP) — Running back Dameon Pierce has been Houston’s best player all season, so it was only fitting that the rookie would lead the Texans to their first victory.
Pierce ran for 99 yards and a game-clinching touchdown as the Texans extended their winning streak against the Jaguars to nine games with a 13-6 victory Sunday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dameon Pierce initially got hit behind the line of scrimmage. He slipped Rayshawn Jenkins' tackle and then six or seven more on his way to a 20-yard gain that was more impressive than the rookie's 75-yard touchdown run a week earlier.
HOUSTON (AP) — High-energy and never without a smile, rookie Dameon Pierce is one of the few bright spots in what’s already become another dismal season for the winless Houston Texans.
Pierce, a fourth-round pick from Florida, had his best game so far in Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
HOUSTON (0-1-1) at CHICAGO (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE: Bears by 2½, according to FanDuel SportsBook
INDIANAPOLIS (9-8) at HOUSTON (4-13)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Colts by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HOUSTON TEXANS (4-13)
New faces: Coach Lovie Smith, DB Derek Stingley, Jr., OL Kenyon Green, DB Jalen Pitre, RB Dameon Pierce, RB Marlon Mack, QB Kyle Allen, LB Christian Harris, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, WR Chris Conley, DE Jerry Hughes, CB Steven Nelson, DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE Rasheem Green, RG A.J.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter made his way to one corner of the Swamp and found himself celebrating alongside the Florida band.
His next move? Directing, of course.
“I stayed on beat!" said Carter, one of 27 seniors playing their final game at Florida Field.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Emory Jones has unwaveringly supported backup Anthony Richardson all season. He eagerly coached Richardson from the sideline. He enthusiastically cheered for Richardson after every big play.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Dameon Pierce flashed an ear-to-ear grin as he contemplated his response.
“How’s it feel to be such huge underdogs at home against top-ranked Alabama?”
If anyone was going to say anything controversial, it likely would have been the outspoken and vivacious running back.