Harris: We might see Weeden against Allen this week

Texans sideline reporter John Harris joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Thursday afternoon

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October 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm

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After a big win over the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday at New Era Field, the Buffalo Bills will look to continue their winning ways against the AFC South as they square up with the Houston Texans this week. With a win, the Bills would get back to the .500 mark at 3-3 before heading to Indianapolis next week to take on the Colts.

The Texans are also looking to get back to the .500 mark with a win after dropping the first three games of their season. The Texans are coming off of a 19-16 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys at home this past Sunday night.

For an inside look at what to expect from the Texans, John Harris of HoustonTexans.com joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Thursday afternoon. Harris also doubles as the Texans' sideline reporter, and contributes to Houston Texans radio and television.

Here is some of what Harris had to say:


Harris on the surprising over/under for HOU/BUF:

"I'm totally and completely surprised. [Houston] has not won a game in regulation. They've won two in overtime, and those were two teams (Indianapolis and Dallas) that the city of Houston loves to beat, but I was shocked when I saw the over/under at 10. I mean, everyone is still trying to figure out whether Deshaun Watson is even going to play or not. Against this Bills defense, we might struggle. Last week, we had the football six times within the three-yard line and scored 16 points. We can move the football and rack up yards but we can't put it in the endzone."


Harris on running back Lamar Miller's injury status:

"It's 100-percent go. He was a full participant today at practice, so I think Lamar is going to be a go."


Harris on quarterback Deshaun Watson's readiness:

"I think it is going to be a game-time decision. The shot that he took, I mean you guys saw on television; I saw it from yards away. I saw his helmet go up by his mouth, his eyes rolled back and I went, 'oh, man, he's taking a pounding'. I just don't know that they can even take the chance after what happened last year (torn ACL in practice) and put him out there against your defense that is potentially faster and more physical than what we saw against Dallas. He says he's ready to go. If he does, he hasn't practiced much at all this week so there's going to be a bit of rust that he'll encounter early in this game."


Harris on limitations in Watson's game if he plays:

"He's a mobile quarterback. Moving him out of the pocket invites Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds to take full running shots at him. That's something you obviously don't want to have happen. I wouldn't be surprised if he played; I think his biggest asset is his toughness. On the other hand, it can be his biggest detriment like we saw the other night."


Harris' opinion on if Watson plays:

"I would be really surprised if he does play, so it might end up being Brandon Weeden against Josh Allen."


The Bills visit the Texans on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at NRG Stadium in Houston. You can hear the game on WGR with John Murphy, Mark Kelso and Sal Capaccio on the call.

You can hear Harris' entire conversation below.

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