Dolphins-Texans predictions: Will surging Miami win fifth straight?

Dolphins (7-3) vs. Texans (1-8-1), Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

Latest line: Dolphins are favored by 12 points.

Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist (Season record: 7-3): Dolphins 38, Texans 17

This is the easiest game on the schedule for the surging Dolphins. Even given the any-given-Sunday parameters, it would take something singularly odd for a Houston team that’s below average to awful in most statistical categories to give the Dolphins a competitive game.

Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist (Season record: 6-4): Dolphins 34, Texans 20

The streaking Dolphins will cap the “soft” part of the schedule with a relatively easy home victory. Expect star wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to get back on track after low-key performances last week. And, yeah, expect another strong game from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

David Furones, Dolphins Writer (Season record: 8-2): Dolphins 31, Texans 13

We see another dominant, complete performance from Miami at home against Houston, which has the NFL’s worst record at 1-8-1 as no other team has fewer than three wins. Maybe the Dolphins come off the bye week a little rusty early, but then it starts looking like the Browns game after that. Miami has a rough history against the Texans, but that’s in the past with the Dolphins winning two of the last three in the series. They get a final tuneup to go into the December gauntlet 8-3.

Kathy Laughlin, Sports Editor (Season record: 8-2): Dolphins 37, Texans 17

Houston won’t be too much of a challenge for Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, and the budding running game should have a chance to build on its success against the Browns. After Miami’s bye week, the 1-8-1 Texans allow the defense a bit of time to shake off any rust and get back into the groove. The danger is that the Dolphins could be looking …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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