NFL Odds And Lines Week 5: Raiders Vs. Texans

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 02: Tight-end Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans scores on a pass from quarterback Matt Schaub #8 in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Reliant Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are enjoying 3-1 start to the season with the threat of the Colts no longer hanging over them. They can continue their solid beginning with a win over the Raiders on Sunday.

The team that has likely benefited the most from the absence of Peyton Manning this season has been the Houston Texans. This appears to be their season to head to the playoffs; they are 3-1 and tied for first place in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans.

When they host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the Texans will be the favorites. The opening line provided by Odds Shark had them favored by a touchdown, but that has since shifted to six points on other lines. They Texans did beat up some easy teams to start the season, as both the Colts and the Dolphins are still winless.The absence of Andre Johnson will force other receiver to step up for quarterback Matt Schaub.

The Raiders, meanwhile, are coming off a 12-point loss to the New England Patriots. Their rush defense is No. 29 in the league, which could bode well for the Texans, who have the No.4 ground attack. This should be a contest of running backs since the Raiders have the top rushing game at 178.8 yards per game. This game is likely to go over the 48 already offered.

Odds Shark has more NFL Week 5 odds and lines. For more news and notes on the this game, visit our Raiders blog Silver and Black Pride and our Texans blog Battle Red Blog.

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