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?