Texans visit Bears Sunday night
The 7-1 Houston Texans put the AFC’s best record on the line on tonight when they take on the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears are also 7-1 through the first half of the 2012 season.
Soldier Field, Chicago
Something is going to have to give when these two teams get together. The Texans are undefeated on the road while the Bears have yet to lose at home. The Bears have also been very effective at causing other teams to turn the ball over while the Texans have been very good at taking care of the football. Owen Daniels of the Texans told Sports Talk 790 this is going to be an interesting matchup.
“They’ve been getting turnovers all year. If we protect the ball, we’re going to give ourselves a very good chance to win,” Daniels said.
Daniels thinks the Texans’ offense is versatile enough that the Bears will have a difficult time in taking the ball away from them.
“Defenses have to prepare for a lot. The more to make a defense prepare for, the better for our sake,” Daniels said.
The Texans are coming off a 21-9 victory over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday at Reliant Stadium. The team struggled for the first half of the game one week after their bye. Daniels says they need to be sharper against Chicago.
“Having penalties down when we get to the red zone. Things that we can easily clean up that take a little more concentration and focus,” Daniels explained.
The game is a homecoming of sports for Daniels. He grew up in the mid eighties in the Chicago area and followed the 1985 ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’ Bears that won it all.
“I remember Jim McMahon and Walter Payton. That was right when I was first watching football,” Daniels said.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20pm and you can watch the game on our TV partner, KPRC Local 2.