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Super Wild Card Weekend: Browns at Texans

The Houston Texans will host the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Wild Card Round in the NFL playoffs . Join us in the comments section to talk football during the game!

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns defense might be one of the most underrated forces in the league this year. The Browns offense has run through so many quarterbacks this year that they are down to Joe Flacco and they just keep winning. However, they might meet their match on the road this week against the Houston Texans.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Cleveland Browns (11-6) at Houston Texans (10-7)
Kickoff: 2:30 PM MT on January 13, 2024
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texans

My Prediction

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Browns are favored on the road against the Texans by two points. In my prediction earlier this week, I wrote:

How important is a quarterback? Very if you are the Texans and not at all if you are the Browns. The journey these two teams have made couldn’t be more different. Houston had the second overall pick last year, but thanks to rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud they are now in the playoff dance. Meanwhile the Browns have run through so many quarterbacks this season and just kept on winning. Can Joe Flacco keep the ball rolling for them? I don’t think so.

Prediction: Texans 20, Browns 16

I see no reason to move off that prediction. Give me the Texans over the Browns by one score.