Week #5 Monday Night Football Monday, October 08, 2012

Houston Texans at New York Jets +9 OvUn 41 8:30 EST

The Texans head into MetLife Stadium on Monday Night looking to continue their dominance of the AFC. The Texans improved to 4-0 last week, in a 38-14 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans. Schaub threw for two touchdowns and over 200 yards in the win, and Arian Foster rushed for 86 yards and a score. Defensively, the Texans dominated again – scoring pick sixes off two Matt Hassellbeck interceptions.

The Jets are tied for the AFC East lead with the Patriots, but have not looked good in recent weeks. Sanchez has the worst completion percentage among non-rookie quarterbacks at 50.2, and the Jets lost their top receiver Santonio Holmes for the season. That makes second year pro Jeremy Kerley their top option at wide out, and many in the media are suspected Coach Ryan may bench Mark Sanchez and go to Tim Tebow.

The Line
The line opened at Jets +8, which is still available at some shops. The total has not moved from its opening number of 41.

The Play
The Texans have been dominating but an 8 point favorite in primetime, on the road, is a tough one to consider betting. Revis being out hurts the Jets chances considerably, as Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels will be able to easily get open down field. Still, the Texans are likely due for a letdown – we’re betting it is this week and look for the Jets to give them an inspired effort at home, in primetime.

Back Jets +9 at TopBet.eu

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