The Houston Texans host the Washington Commanders on Sunday at NRG Stadium. While Washington is still riding high after knocking off the previously undefeated Philadelphia Eagles last week, the Texans are trying to shake off their seventh loss of the season, a 24-16 defeat to the New York Giants.
But Washington is very aware they need to avoid a letdown game, as the Texans have been competitive in almost every game they've played.
"They're close. ... We can't take them lightly," quarterback Taylor Heinicke said. "Obviously, we had a huge game against the divisional opponent, undefeated, big win. The worst thing that we can do is go and lay an egg on Sunday. So again, we're just trying to keep the ball rolling, keep working hard."
Washington has won four of five since starting the season 1-4 while the Texans are looking for answers to end their four-game skid.
"You get frustrated when you're not winning," Houston tight end Jordan Akins said. "We're trying to do more, come together, do more off the field, come together as a team and just push each other more inside the building as well. Practice harder, study more, do just a little more."
WHAT: Washington Commanders (5-5) at Houston Texans (1-7-1)
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas (72,200)
TELEVISION: FOX / FuboTV (try it free)
RADIO: SPORTS RADIO 610 | 100.3 THE BULL | MEGA 101
Betting via SI SportsBook
SPREAD: Washington Commanders -1.5 (-143), Houston Texans +1.5 (+120)
TOTAL: 40.5 (o -110, u -110)
MONEYLINE: Commanders -167, Texans +140
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