With their first two wins of the season coming in back-to-back overtime games, the Texans hope to build on their momentum heading into Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills defense forced three turnovers (two fumbles and an interception) in last week’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Buffalo limited the Titans to just 221 net yards in the 13-12 win.
“They’re getting turnovers,” Deshaun Watson said. “Those guys are flying to the ball, playing very well, playing together. The chemistry looks real good and those guys are just trusting what the coaches are prepping them up for. They never quit. They’re always fighting to make the offense make a mistake and a lot of offenses do that, so we have to make sure that we contain that, focus on our job and do what we’ve got to do in this game plan.”
DeAndre Hopkins, currently the NFL leader in receiving yards (594), will face second-year cornerback Tre’Davious White. Last year, White led all rookies in passes defensed (18) and forced five fourth-quarter turnovers (four interceptions and one forced fumble/fumble recovery).
“He’s a good corner,” Hopkins said. “He’s a young guy, he’s made plays for his team, won some games. It’s another week, another challenge.”
Rookie quarterback Josh Allen led the Bills to a 27-6 win against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bills 2018 first-round draft pick threw one touchdown pass and rushed for two more in his first career start on the road.
“He’s got a good arm, he’s athletic, he can run, he hurdled a guy,” J.J. Watt said. “So, that.”
Houston’s defense, which limited Ezekiel Elliott to a season-low 54 yards rushing in the 19-16 overtime win, will face another challenge in LeSean McCoy. The 10-year veteran is coming off a game where he recorded a season-high 24 carries and 85 yards rushing, while adding 2 catches for 23 yards last week. McCoy leads the NFL in most yards from scrimmage since 2009 (13,704).
“Man, it’s a long list that makes him good,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “He’s very fast, very quick, elusive, great vision, three-down back, can do it all, not only in the running game, but in the passing game. He’s a great player.”
The (2-3) Texans will host the (2-3) Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
See photos of Texans players arriving for Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys. Arrival photos are presented by Palais Royal.