Tonight's "Sunday Night Football,quot; game is very important when it comes to the image of the NFL playoffs. The Patriots have the opportunity to get a postseason spot with a Sunday night victory over the Texans and some help elsewhere. Houston simply seeks to stay on top of the ultra competitive AFC South.
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In other words, this Week 13 showdown could become a rematch of playoffs in January. Historically speaking, that would be bad news for Houston, which has defeated New England only once since it became an expansion franchise in 2002.
A lot of that has to do with Tom Brady's dominance, and although the QB Patriots have not been as good on paper this season as usual, he usually handles the Texans with ease. In his last five games against Houston, Brady has 1,548 yards, 16 touchdowns and 2 INTs for a 119.9 rating.
Below is all the information you need to see Patriots vs. Texans on Sunday night, including television channels and start time.
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Who plays Sunday Night Football tonight?
- Match: New England Patriots in Houston Texans
- Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET
In our two NFL Week 13 selections against propagation and direct predictions, Sporting News is projecting a Patriots victory over the Texans. Below are the explanations.
Choose against the spread: the Patriots are 10-1 against Texans since the last team entered the league in 2002. In four meetings since 2015, Bill Belichick's team has defeated the team of former New England offensive coordinator Bill O & # 39; Brien five consecutive times with an average victory margin of more than 15 points. Although the last two games have been closer due to Deshaun Watson, he has had problems with tougher defenses. Tom Brady has a much easier confrontation against a wobbly secondary, and with more confidence in his remixed receivers, he will have a classic game. Pick: Patriots win 31-20 and cover the spread.
Direct prediction: in some seasons, a game like this could be an annoying alert, since the Patriots generally suffer some losses that make observers doubt if they are true Super Bowl contenders. However, New England has a 10-1 record thanks to its best scoring defense in the league, a unit that is capable of containing MVP quarterbacks not called Lamar Jackson. Deshaun Watson will play his part as usual; Just not enough of them. Pick: Patriots 23, Texans 20.
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What channel is Sunday Night Football on?
- TV channel (national): NBC
- TV Channel (Boston): WYCN
- TV Channel (Houston): KPRC
- Live broadcast: fuboTV
As is the case with all "Sunday Night Football,quot; games on NBC this season, Al Michaels will call the Patriots vs. Texans action by play, and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the barrier, and NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain the sanctions and other arbitration decisions throughout the game.
For those who can't see Patriots vs. Texans on television and want to find the game on the radio, the New England call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Houston call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and channel XM 226.
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Sunday Night Football 2019 TV schedule
All "Sunday Night Football,quot; games begin at 8:20 p.m. ET.
|Week 1||September 5 (Thursday)||Packers in Bears|
|September 8th||Steelers in Patriots|
|Week 2||September 15||Eagles in hawks|
|Week 3||September 22||Rams at Browns|
|Week 4||September 29th||Cowboys in saints|
|Week 5||October 6||Colts in Chiefs|
|Week 6||October 13||Steelers in Chargers|
|Week 7||October 20||Eagles in jeans|
|Week 8||October 27th||Packers in Chiefs|
|Week 9||November 3||Patriots in the crows|
|Week 10||November 10||Vikings in jeans|
|Week 11||November 17||Bears at Rams|
|Week 12||November 24||Packers to 49ers|
|Week 13||December 1st||Patriots in Texans|
|Week 14||December 8||Seahawks at Rams|
|Week 15||December 15||Vikings in the chargers|
|Week 16||December 22th||Bear heads|
|Week 17||December 29||TBD|