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10th regular-season meeting. Texans lead series, 5-4. The Bengals won the first three games in the series, but Houston has won five of the past six meetings, including three games at Paul Brown Stadium. The Texans also defeated the Bengals in AFC wild-card playoff games in 2011 and 2012. The Texans offensive line gave up 10 sacks last week, and they could be starting Deshaun Watson in his first start as an NFL Quarterback on a short week.
While the Bengals defense isn’t on the same level as the Jaguars, they should still be able to put up a decent outing if you streamline defenses. On Wednesday, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was already out for this game with a concussion.
Bernard is going into a favorable match up, but the fact the running back situation still seems to be fluid hurts him quite a bit. Technically Joe Mixon received the most touches of any running back last week, but Bernard was the one who was able to make some big plays. Jeremy Hill would probably also be in line to take any goal line touches from Bernard.