Can the Buffalo Bills get to .500, and 7 more things to watch vs. Texans

Can the Buffalo Bills get to .500, and 7 more things to watch vs. Texans
Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans: television broadcast map, announcers Week 6 2018
Both are fresh off wins and both and looking to get back to .500 on the year when the Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The Bills and Texans, both AFC teams, may also look back on this game as a pivotal one when the playoff picture comes into focus later this year.

Through the first four games of the 2018 season, the Bills haven’t had much of a running game. Buffalo really didn’t even do that great last week, either. Overall, Buffalo had 144 total rushing yards. However, it was by far LeSean McCoy’s best game and most involvement of the season. The 30-year-old had 85 yards on 24 carries. In his first three games, he had 21 carries, total. Will that workload continue to come to McCoy?

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Bills Number 1 Must Get to Watson The Texans offensive line has struggled to keep DeShaun Watson clean. Its why hes not 100 percent healthy coming into this Sundays game (see below). While the Houston QB has taken a good number of his hits on scrambles, hes also been sacked a good deal. Houstons pass blocking efficiency is near the bottom of the league according to Pro Football Focus (29th). Buffalos four-man front has to contain Watson first and get hits on him second to keep Houstons point total to a minimum.

Share Share Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans: television broadcast map, announcers tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Following disappointing starts to the season, the Buffalo Bills (2-3) and Houston Texans (2-3) can each get to .500 with a win Sunday at Houstons NRG Stadium.

Buffalo Chips Quote of the week You certainly see guys getting hits on Watson, especially Sunday night, but hes still a fast athletic quarterback who is able to defeat the rush and keep his eyes downfield for that big play. Its a very tough task because you have a guy who is very mobile, but is still aware enough to find the open receivers. He does a great job of that. For us its going to be how can we corral him and keep pressure on him all game. –DE Jerry Hughes

Both teams eked out wins in Week 5, with Buffalo riding a solid rushing attack and stout defense to escape with a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans. The Texans won the battle of Texas with a 19-16 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys, thanks to Deshaun Watson (375 yards, one passing touchdown) and four field goals from Kaimi Fairbairn.

One running back and two tight ends currently find themselves among Buffalos top five receivers. Chris Ivory is currently third on the team in receiving yards, as he has four receptions for 100 yards through five games. Charles Clay and Jason Croom round out the teams top five receivers, having 99 and 73 receiving yards on the season, respectively. Croom also caught a touchdown pass in Buffalos Week 3 win over the Vikings.

As was the case with Buffalos home game against the Titans, broadcast coverage of Sundays 1 p.m. Eastern clash with the Texans will be limited to the local markets for both Houston and Buffalo.

I just stay focused, McCoy said. I dont pay attention to it too much. Trade stuff and everything else. I should never have been traded anyway. I was killing stuff you know? I dont really pay too much attention to it. This week Ive got protections. Im worried about that. Theyve got a [few] big names on that defensive line. So Ive got my hands full this week.

Texans-Bills Thursday injury report: RB Miller full participant in practice

This game is CBS featured 1 p.m. telecast for a majority of New York State (west of Albany), the entire state of Texas, the northernmost portion of Pennsylvania, and portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Wyoming, where Bills starting QB Josh Allen went to college.

Quarterback Deshaun Watson was still limited in practice. However, he is not expected to miss Sunday’s game. Also, edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, running back Lamar Miller, and cornerback Shareece Wright were full participants in practice after being held out and limited respectively on Wednesday.

CBS No. 5 broadcasting team of Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) and former Bills receiver James Lofton (analyst) will handle the Bills/Texans clash.

The national audience is rather divided this week, with the majority of the country seeing either the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to the Cincinnati Bengals (in red), or the Los Angeles Chargers travel to the Cleveland Browns (green). The other 1 p.m. games features the Indianapolis Colts traveling to the New York Jets (purple).

Share Share Bills Links, 10/11: John Clayton thinks Derek Anderson should be the starter tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Following the signing of Derek Anderson by the Buffalo Bills, there has been plenty of speculation around what the role of the newest quarterback may be this season. For fans that are keeping track at home, you can add John Clayton to the list of experts that think Anderson should be the starter in Buffalo. You can find Claytons comments below, along with much more reasonable updates on Josh Allen, LeSean McCoy, Micah Hyde and much more.

This will be the ninth meeting all-time, with the teams having split the first eight contests. The last time the Bills traveled to Houston, Buffalo squandered an early 10-0 lead as J.J. Watt picked off E.J. Manuel and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown in a 23-17 win by Houston. Manuel actually tossed a pair of TDs, but also threw two INTs, and the Bills lost despite limiting the Texans to only 37 net rushing yards.

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