The 3-5 San Diego Chargers travel to Reliant Stadium boasting the NFL's best offense, 2nd best defense. If that wasn't gaudy enough, they have QB Phillip Rivers who has set the record for the most passing yards in the first half of an NFL 16 game season (2649 yards). So how are they only 3-5?
Well, for starters there is a third unit that often has a big influence on games and that's special teams. On special teams they've been undisciplined and downright awful. Besides that, they have an uncanny ability to repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot.
The Houston Texans have a 4-3 record in the most competitive division in football having last year's best offense, but now this year's worst defense, in the NFL.
San Diego is a 3 point favorite on the road in this AFC showdown and this one could get wild as neither of these teams can be accused as being passive on the offensive side of the ball.
Our own Jason Braddock is here to break the game down for you.
* As heard on the Dylan Gwinn show on Sports Radio 790 AM in Houston, TX
Notes & Tidbits
- The Chargers have won five straight November games.
- San Diego's Antonio Gates leads the NFL with nine touchdowns.
- The Texans have won three consecutive home games against AFC opponents.
- Houston's Andre Johnson leads the NFL with 3,738 receiving yards since 2008.
Jayson appears on Sports Radio 790 AM in Houston, TX, every Thursday morning at 11:19 am CST as the football insider on the Dylan Gwinn show. He's a graduate of the Sports Management World Wide Football GM & Scouting Course and has been mentored by former NFL player / executive John Wooten and Sporting News.com NFL Draft Expert Russ Lande. His work is mostly appreciated by die-hard fans interested in every little detail about their team and not just watered down mainstream talk. - Listeners NOT in the Houston metropolitan area can hear Jayson on iheart radio or sports7910.com.
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