The Houston Texans had odds of winning the AFC South this season set at 2/1 but will likely get longer. They were OFF THE BOARD at the time this was going to press August 10.
Deshaun Watson will likely be the Texans starting quarterback.
Ryan Phillips of TheBigLead.com writes of Watson’s performance in the Texans first preseason game of 2017:
Watson wasn’t perfect during his first NFL action, but it’s clear he has progressed nicely since being selected with the 12th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Texans should really consider allowing him to start the second preseason game.
Watson played the entirety of the second and third quarters, and one series in the fourth. He finished the game having completed 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards. He added 24 yards and a touchdown on three carries and, most importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.
The Texans were favored to win 8 or fewer games at -115 compared to -105 on the OVER 8.5.
- Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com