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NFL Betting: Detroit Lions vs. Houston Texans

It’s another great week of NFL betting action when the Lions (0-5, 1-4 ATS) invade Reliant Stadium to clash with the Texans (1-4, 1-4 ATS).

These two intra-conference opponents have only met once before with the Lions beating the Texans 28-16 in the Motor City back in 2004.  Even though Matt Millen is gone and Detroit fans thought they could safely watch Lions games again, defeat was snapped from the jaws of victory once again against their divisional rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.

QB Dan Orlovsky completed 12-of-21 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown in his first start in relief of Jon Kitna, but cost his team two points when he inexplicably ran out of the back of the end zone on a deep drop back that gave the Vikings a safety that would ultimately be the difference between the teams.

At least NFL betting gurus cashed their first ticket of the season, as Detroit easily stayed in front of the 13 points that was given to them on the football betting line.  Houston played in their third consecutive game that came down to the final seconds in Week 6, but for the first time all season, they came out victorious.

They were favored by three points on the closing NFL betting line, and had a chance to salvage a push for their football betting fans with just 0:03 left after QB Matt Schaub ran in what proved to be the game-winning score, but their 2-point conversion attempt failed and the Texans won by a 29-28 final tally.

WR Andre Johnson had a massive game, logging 10 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown.  The Houston offense ranks 5th in the NFL churning out 362.6 yards per game.  The Texans have been installed as nine-point favorites, with the ‘total’ coming in at 46.5.

Last week marked the 7th straight Texans game that has gone ‘over’ the ‘total’, with their average game eclipsing 56 points.  NFL bettors should consider adding the ‘over’ to your football betting card once again this weekend.

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