After having their 9-game winning streak snapped last week, the first place Texans will try to get back on the winning path during a rare Saturday afternoon game against the Jets.
Houston dropped a close 24-21 contest in Week 14 to the Colts, losing its standing as the NFL’s hottest team, letting up nearly 400 passing yards to Andrew Luck in the defeat. Deshaun Watson has thrown for 13 touchdowns and two interceptions in his last seven games, and totaled 302 yards against Indianapolis.
The Jets, who had been trending in the opposite direction as the Texans, snuck out a 27-23 win over the Bills last week to end a six-game drought. Sam Darnold, who had missed his previous three games with an injured foot, returned to throw for 170 yards. Running back Elijah McGuire rushed for 60 yards, the second-highest total of his career.
Houston sits in first place in the AFC South right now and is lining up to be the No. 3 seed in the AFC, while the Jets playoff hopes are squashed. Their role for the final three games will essentially be to play spoiler.
Here is everything you need to know to tune into Texans vs. Jets. .
What time and date is Texans vs. Jets?
The Texans and Jets will be the first Saturday game of the NFL season and will be played on Dec. 15 at 4:30 ET.
This will be the third non-Sunday game of the season for both Houston and New York.
Where will Texans vs. Jets be played?
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. will host Saturday’s game. The Jets are just 2-4 at home, while the Texans are 4-2 on the road, seemingly giving them the edge despite the lack of home-field advantage.
How can you stream Texans vs. Jets?
Texans vs. Jets can be streamed at fuboTV (7-day free trial) or on Amazon. It can also be watched on cable via NFL Network.
Who is favored between the Texans and Jets?
The Texans are favored by six points and the over/under is 41 1/2.