NFL Odds Week 2: Texans Vs. Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates after he rushes for a touchdown during a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans defeated a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts team in Week 1. Will the Miami Dolphins stand in the way of a Week 2 victory?

Is this the year the Houston Texans finally overcome the Indianapolis Colts and make it to the playoffs? They already sent the Peyton Manning-less Colts to defeat in Week 1, 34-7. But that doesn't make them the sure-thing favorites for this weekend's game against the Miami Dolphins. Odds Shark had the opening line for this game at three points in favor of the Texans. However, the odds-makers do see a high-scoring game with the over/under at 48 points.

The Texans picked up the victory over the Colts without Arian Foster and saw the emergence of Ben Tate (116 yards, 1 TD). However, Foster expects to play on Sunday. Foster should have the running game on his shoulders if he is active for the game. The Dolphins will need to game plan accordingly.

Chad Henne threw for 416 yards in the loss to the Patriots, but that was lost in Tom Brady's 500-plus yards and that 99-yard pass play to Wes Welker. Even if Henne plays like that again, he shouldn't be the team's leading rusher, as he was with 59 yards in the game. Reggie Bush picked up 38 yards on 11 carries. More importantly, can the Dolphins' secondary recover from Tom Brady's shredding?

Visit Odds Shark for more NFL Week 2 lines and spreads. For more coverage on this game, check out our Texans blog Battle Red Blog and our Dolphins blog The Phinsider.

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