Well, that was a fun week, wasn’t it? I think we’ve heard enough about how bad the Texans were so I will spare you any more. I think my biggest shock was how the Chargers managed to lose another close game with a simple mistake. And the Patriots losing at home like that in the opener? Stunned is about all I can say. But despite all that I finished the week with a 10-5 record in my picks. Let’s see if I can improve this week. Ha! I laugh at just the thought of this game.
The Texans faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals on a color rush Thursday night game. I like to call myself an NFL traditionalist, but these uniforms are slowly bringing me into the modern era. I have to say, they’re pretty snazzy. The Texans went with Deep Steel Blue pants and jerseys with red numbers and shoulder highlights. With their already blue helmets they showed a dark, imposing look. The Bengals chose all white uniforms with black highlights against their orange helmets.
Football is back! With all the devastation and heartbreak that this city has gone through recently it was nice to have something to lift the spirits of the fans. The pregame payer announcements did just that. It was emotional to see J.J. Watt come out of the tunnel fired up and waving the Texas flag. He always has a great fire to his entrance, but after everything he’s done for the victims of Hurricane Harvey it seemed even more empowering to those watching.
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