The AFC South division leading Houston Texans are geting a stiff challenge from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are second in the NFC South and have a 5-3 record. The Texans travel to the Bucs and are a 3.5-point favorite, according to OddsShark. The Texans are still without star wide receiver Andre Johnson who has been out over a month with a hamstring injury. However, the Texans have been able to establish a strong running game with Arian Foster and Ben Tate to compensate for Johnson being out.
The Bucs who are in second place of the NFC South, but they are an inconsistent team as they have wins against the New Orleans Saints, but also have a loss two games in a row to the Chicago Bears and Saints. As for the Texans they are trending upward and have won three straight games.