NFL Odds: Patriots Host Texans As Near-Touchdown Favorites In Week 1

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Watson, who was the 12th overall pick in last year's draft, threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, but what he remembers most about that game are the two interceptions he threw.

The Patriots are 6.5 point favorites at home here, and the Over/Under total is listed at 51. Though the Texans lost, it served as a coming out party for Deshaun Watson. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year then appeared in five games last season before having his year ended by a fractured left tibia. Rex Burkhead was not on the first practice participation report of the season.

The biggest question mark for the Texans is undoubtedly their Offensive Line. "I'm excited for this season".

If all goes as the Houston Texans hope, they should have one of the NFL's better defenses - a loaded group of pass rushers, a solid set of linebackers and an improved secondary.

Perhaps this is the best explanation for Brady ending any and every interview that gets a little too dramatic for his liking, and why Brady has made a decision to finally do things his way versus the preferred way of every talking head with a hot mic. An early victory against New England would show the league that this Texans team not only can compete for a playoff spot, but it can be among the best in the AFC.

Tom Brady is a very competitive dude. He briefly also gets into the "drama" surrounding him, Bill Belichick and Alex Guerreo. Both teams feature high-powered offenses led by generational talents at Quarterback.

Can he defy that reality for five more seasons?

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J.J. Watt smiles and chuckles quietly when asked if he's heard from Houston Texans fans who can't wait to see if he'll be the player he once was.

We are not drinking the Texans' Kool-Aid yet.

White has emerged as an integral part of the New England offense over the last three years, while Chung is a veteran presence in the secondary.

With such a high scoring game expected by Las Vegas, fantasy football owners should follow suit. He knows that his back problems combined with last season's injury to his leg had some people doubting he can ever be dominant again. On the other side, Tight End Rob Gronkowski will face a tough task against Linebackers Whitney Mercilus, Zack Cunningham, and Benardrick McKinney in coverage. I don't still give a f*** that much anymore about anything.

It's a valiant effort by these kids, but like he's done 76 times before in his career, J.J. Watt sacks them and totally takes over the interview.

We expect a score somewhere around 30-20, good enough for the Patriots to cover handily.

A three-time victor of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, Watt returns to action after being limited to just eight appearances over the past two seasons by back and leg injuries.

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