The Texans will host the Patriots in Houston in Week 13. The Sunday matchup features the AFC East-leading Patriots, who are coming off a major comeback victory over the Broncos. The Texans, on the other hand, have lost a league-leading nine-straight games. The lowly Texans are not expected to contend for anything but a top-three pick in next year's draft.
With the disparity of success, the Texans are considered 7.5-point underdogs against the Patriots. For CBS Sports panel of eight, that spread is just fine and have the Patriots clobbering the Texans with or without the points. The two-man panel for Yahoo! Sports! is also a full sweep in favor of New England.
The SB Nation panel of six has a slim difference of opinion. A 5-1 vote in favor of the Patriots means that only Matt Ufford of SBN Studios picked the Texans.
The Texans will host the Patriots on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.