NFL  > General NFL  > HOU/SF most intriguing game this week
October 4, 2013, 09:37 AM
Game features 2 great teams that are in an early hole in this young season, this makes for a desperate game for each team, neither teams wants to go to 2-3 and fall further behind in their respective divisions. Some things to watch for in this game:

1.) Has S.F. solved their early offensive woes?

2.) How does HOU respond mentally to that devasting loss last week?

3.) HOU is 23rd against the run and SF is 19th against the run, who wins upfront?

4.) SF back 4 (secondary) is the weakspot on their D, how do they handle Johnson/Hopkins/Daniels, a very good trio

5.) How does HOU play against the mobility of Kapernknick, last week the Texans gave up 77 rushing yards on 10 carries to Russel Wilson.
October 4, 2013  10:04 AM ET

I'm not looking for a close game here.

October 4, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm not looking for a close game here.

Me either, I see SF winning this by 10 or so being at home 27-17 but to 88's point it's a huge game for both teams as the loser will be 2-3 in a Division where SF has Seattle and Houston has Indy to deal with. Games that are just as much as intriguing are NE at Cincy and Seattle at Indy, those are 50/50 games.

October 4, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Me either, I see SF winning this by 10 or so being at home 27-17 but to 88's point it's a huge game for both teams as the loser will be 2-3 in a Division where SF has Seattle and Houston has Indy to deal with. Games that are just as much as intriguing are NE at Cincy and Seattle at Indy, those are 50/50 games.

I have it a little more lopsided, 34-16.

October 4, 2013  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm not looking for a close game here.

Me either. Houston will crush the Niners.

October 4, 2013  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Me either. Houston will crush the Niners.

Wow. So much confidence.

October 4, 2013  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wow. So much confidence.

consider the source..it's B.S.!!

October 4, 2013  09:11 PM ET

I hope the 9ners kick the living dogs/it out of them.

October 4, 2013  09:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I hope the 9ners kick the living dogs/it out of them.

Hey, I'm a Houston fan.

October 4, 2013  10:24 PM ET

No way this game isn't close, each team is playing for too much and each team is too good or rather talented, not always good. This game is decided by 4 points or less. I believe the game is played in the high twenties, like the final score being 28-24 or 28-27

October 4, 2013  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey, I'm a Houston fan.

I'd love too see the Texans kick Kaps a/s as well.

October 4, 2013  11:08 PM ET

I'm hoping for a draw.

October 4, 2013  11:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I hope the 9ners kick the living dogs/it out of them.

I'm in on that !!!

October 5, 2013  12:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I have it a little more lopsided, 34-16.

TH,

Both teams got thier a/ses kicked and out for some payback.I see a very close game going down too the wire with either teams kicker being the better of the 2.

October 5, 2013  12:10 PM ET

As a pats fan living in indy I am driving down to Cinn for that game,.But to me by far the top game this week is the Hawks- Colt game. This game along with SF-Houston could decide two div. after only 5 weeks.

October 5, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Not so sure this is most intriguing game of week.
Colts vs Hawks
Saints vs Bears
Lions vs Packers
Pats-Bengals
all of these are at least as intriguing as 49ers vs Texans
lots of great games this weekend

October 5, 2013  05:36 PM ET

Jets-Falcons on MNF? that is crazy, these schedules were made in April of this year, did someone believe 6 months ago that the Jets wouldn't look like what they currently are??? Colts/Hawks, Bengals/Pats, Saints/Bears or Lions/Packers all would of been WAAAAAY better games for MNF

October 5, 2013  05:37 PM ET

my choice would have been Saints/Bears

October 6, 2013  10:54 PM ET

This was an easy call, Schaub stinks! Colts rule in that Division! 31-3 LMAO SF right now.

October 6, 2013  10:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

This was an easy call, Schaub stinks! Colts rule in that Division! 31-3 LMAO SF right now.

Go Colts !!

 
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