Houston Texans vs Cincinnati Bengals: Matchups to watch on Thursday night

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Eric Christian Smith AP

Are the Bengals that bad, or are the Ravens that good?

The Texans have dominated this series of late, including some of the most noteworthy victories in franchise history.

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross is expected to make his National Football League debut against the Houston Texans on Thursday, multiple outlets reported.

Adam Jones will be making his season debut on Thursday night. The pressure is on head coach Marvin Lewis to get the offense in gear, and with the Texans being a bit banged up from the opener, there will be little room for excuses.

Houston and Cincinnati are looking for their first win of the season after starting the Regular Season 0-1 last week. Former Texans draftee Randy Bullock missed a game-winning field goal as time expired.

"Hopkins will be targeted several times in every game we play this year", coach Bill O' Brien said after practice Tuesday.

This will be the Texans' 12th game against the Bengals, two of which were consecutive postseason AFC Wild Card games in 2012 and 2013. There is no fantasy football advice on quarterbacks as Andy Dalton is one pick away from Ryan Fitzpatrick and Deshaun Watson is still too tough to trust. "It was a long week, but I'm glad to be back and glad to be back at work", Strong said, according to the Houston Chronicle.

There's not much foreshadowing a Thursday night classic. He has been sacked eight times and has a QB rating of 47.2. Still, I would go against the bets against the Bengals to cover the spread here. "We haven't hit our stride yet".

Clouds will also disappear as the game goes on, resulting in mostly clear skies by the second half. Green caught a 50-yard pass amid three defenders, but had only four more catches for 17 yards. Bernard was the most efficient of the three backs with 40 yards, including a shifty 23-yard scamper to remind us all that he has returned from his season-ending ACL injury in 2016.

Watson came on in relief for Tom Savage in the second half of Houston's 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, passing for 102 yards and one touchdown and an interception while rushing for 16 more yards. From a fantasy perspective, this game is as confusing as it gets so let's take things slow and look at the best matchups from this contest. The Bengals were shut out at home for the first time since 2001, turning the ball over five times and allowing five sacks.

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