NFL Odds Week 1: Dolphins Vs. Texans

Aug 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

The Texans are expected to come out on top this Sunday.

The Houston Texans enter Week 1 heavily favored to beat the visiting Miami Dolphins. Since opening as a 6-1/2 point favorite over Miami, Houston has improved to anywhere from a 12-1/2 to a 13-1/2 point favorite.

Related: Houston Texans 2012 Season: Handling Expectations

The Dolphins head into the season with a lot of questions, and none may be more significant than those surrounding rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who won the starting job during training camp. Miami is one of a handful of teams starting a rookie quarterback in the opening week, and it will also be looking to establish some reliable receiving targets.

Houston, which went 3-1 in the preseason, is considerably more settled at the skill positions.

Kickoff between the Dolphins and Texans is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

For more coverage of the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider as well as SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Texans, head over to Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston.

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