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Bengals vs. Texans: A Discussion with House of Houston


The Bengals square off with the Texans this week at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

This week the Cincinnati Bengals will face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.  It’ll be the Bengals second game within their three-game road trip.  Both teams are desperate for a win as the Bengals hold the slightest of leads in the AFC North at 6-3-1 while the Texans (5-5) try to keep pace with the Indianapolis Colts (6-4).

In order for the Bengals to earn the victory, they must find a way to stop the ever dangerous J.J. Watt.  If not accounted for, Watt can completely disrupt on offense and ruin a game plan.  The Texans also possess the uber-talented Jadeveon Clowney, but his rookie year thus far has been marred by injuries.  Regardless, the Bengals must account for his pass-rushing prowess as well.

On the other side of the equation, the Bengals must find a way to stop Arian Foster who has returned from injury this week.  The Bengals have struggled to stop the run this year, but to their credit, they were much improved against Mark Ingram and the Saints’ offense.

This week, Stripe Hype had the opportunity to discuss the game with Yoni Pollak of House of Houston.  The discussion takes place via  This format allows you to leave an “audience” reply, so feel free to do so.  You can also just comment on our discussion below.  It’s always interesting to hear the opinion of fans like ourselves.