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Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers takes place on Sunday Night Football, with both teams suffering inconsistent form through the first month of the season, and now hoping to push on and go on a good run to establish themselves for this season. The game will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Texans come into this week 5 game on the back of two straight losses after starting the season so well. That leaves them at 2-2, and they will be disappointed having lost last week 20-23 against the Seattle Seahawks. If they could have just came out on the right side of the tight result they would have been 3-1, which looks a lot healthier than being 2-2 going into a tough game on the road against the 49ers.
The Texans are ranked fourth in total yards gained on average per game, with 410.2 yards, and they have done well in both pass (276 yards per game and ranked 10th in the NFL), and rush (134.2 yards per game and ranked 8th in the NFL).
The 49ers meanwhile come into this game on the back of a very good win on the road against St Louis where they won 35-11. That will have gone a long way to erasing the memories of their 7-27 home loss against the Indianapolis Colts in week 3, but they will know at 2-2 that there is a lot of work still to go before they are considered as real contenders this season.
Colin Kaepernick is 68 of 117 for 856 yards and five touchdowns, and he will play an important part of today's game in deciding whether the 49ers can take down the tough Houston Texans.
Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers starts at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through live stream by clicking here.