Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/18/14

After Arizona’s loss on Thursday night, the Texans, along with the Falcons, are one of the two undefeated teams left in the NFL.

Tonight, they take on the 2-2 Jets, who are coming into this game after a 34-0 loss to San Francisco last week.

The calls for Tim Tebow will surely be heard tonight if Mark Sanchez struggles.

Houston and New York square off tonight on Monday Night Football. Can Mark Sanchez play well enough to keep the calls for Tim Tebow at bay?

Houston Texans

The Texans are easily the best team in the league thus far, and they are the least surprising of the top teams in the league. They were expected to come into this season and dominate, and they have done just that. Houston has a two-game lead in the AFC South, with the Colts being the only team slightly close in competition.

Houston has had the luxury of having an average strength of schedule through their first four games. The only challenging team that they have faced has been the Broncos, whom they defeated 31-25.

The offensive domination has been backed up by the defense as well. The Texans have scored at least 27 points in every game this season, while the defense has allowed over 14 points only once, which came against Denver.

Houston has the top overall defense in the league in terms of yards allowed, which comes as no surprise. They have also allowed the fewest points by any team, and they can keep that title if they allow fewer than twelve against the Jets.

New York Jets

The Jets were 2-1 and were avoiding talks of change until last week’s embarrassing 34-0 loss against the 49ers. They only recorded 145 total yards of offense, with 100 of those coming through the air. Sanchez only threw one interception, but he could simply get nothing going throughout the entire game.

The problem from last week’s game is that Sanchez went 13-29 and did not throw a single touchdown. Tonight’s game takes place in New York, which only means that more chants for Tebow will be heard throughout the night. Sanchez should not be benched at the moment, but it will be hard to ignore calls for Tebow if the offense doesn’t get going.

The Jets defense got gashed last week in the running game by the 49ers. They allowed 245 yards on the ground, with six players recording double-digit rushing yards. Not only will they have to stop Arian Foster tonight, but also Ben Tate. It does not seem likely that the Jets will be able to hold the Texans’ rushing duo under 100 combined yards.

Texans-Jets Prediction

The Texans are 4-0, and they are the best team in the league. They will continue to show how great they are with an easy win over the struggling Jets tonight.

Texans 31 | Jets 17

*****

Houston Texans at New York Jets Game Info
  • Texans-Jets Date: Monday, October 8
  • Texans-Jets Kickoff Time: 8:30 PM
  • Texans-Jets TV Network: ESPN
  • Texans-Jets Point Spread: Texans -9
  • Texans-Jets Over-Under Odds: 41

The post Houston Texans at New York Jets Preview and Prediction appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.


MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lovie Smith denies Bucs tanked to secure #1 pick in 2015 Draft

Report: Jets will fire Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik on Monday

Braxton Miller has 'expressed interest' in Duke transfer?

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers mutually part ways

Mike Wallace benched for disciplinary reasons

Browns owner sends stern message to Johnny Manziel

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement

Ravens clinch playoff spot

DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant set Cowboys records in win

Report: Browns feel Josh Gordon 'has to go'

Jets contacted Rex Ryan's agent about replacements for him

Justin Gilbert inactive after being late to team meeting

10 takeaways from NFL Week 17

WATCH: Mike Tomlin goes after Reggie Nelson after game

WATCH: Ndamukong Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Nation's top recruit says he won't follow Jim Harbaugh

Eric Decker's wife was concerned about hubby's groin

WATCH: Lamar Miller has longest run in Dolphins history

WATCH: Pats fans serenade Pete Frates with 'Happy Birthday'

Harbaugh rumors affecting Mich. basketball ticket prices?

WATCH: Dez Bryant burns Redskins defender for TD

Detroit bar offering free food, booze if Lions beat Packers

Jameis Winston: I would throw in Richard Sherman's direction

WATCH: Nebraska safety pukes on field, keeps playing

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Browns owner sends message to Manziel

Ray Allen leaning toward retirement?

Ravens clinch playoff spot

Murray, Bryant set team records

Pats fans serenade Pete Frates

Browns to part ways with Josh Gordon?

Manziel was late after throwing party?

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Harbaugh to Mich. is done deal

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence supports Louisville with chant

Did Bielema do ‘Horns Down’?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.