Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season officially kicks off tonight. Time really flies, huh?
Tonight’s game features the ... oh, no. Really? Er, tonight’s game features the ... Houston Texans on the road against the ... Cincinnati Bengals. This game is sure to be ... a football game. Yep. That is true.
It probably won’t be a very pretty football game. TNF is typically bound to be sloppy anyway. The fact that these two teams aren’t great lowers the stakes even more.
The Bengals managed to get shut out 20-0 at home in Week 1. The Texans, meanwhile, got dominated at home by the Jaguars. Houston quickly pulled the plug on “Tom Savage” as their starting quarterback and will move forward with rookie signal caller Deshaun Watson.
As far the Philadelphia Eagles’ interest in this game is concerned, well, there isn’t any. The Birds don’t play any of these teams this season. But hey it’s football so why not watch it anyway.
Find everything you need to know about tonight's game below.
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
Game time: 8:25 PM EST
Channel: NFL Network
Date: Thursday, September 14
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst) and Heather Cox (sideline reporter).
Location: Paul Brown Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio
Texans +6 (-110)
Bengals -6 (-110)
Over/under: 38.5 points
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