Houston Texans vs New York Jets is the big game for Monday Night Football tonight with most pundits expecting the Texans to dish out a painful lesson to the troubled Jets. The action commences at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Texans are fast making good on their claim to be one of the favorites to go all the way to the Super Bowl this year. They are one of the remaining teams with a 100 percent record, and come into this week 5 game boasting a record 4-0.
The Jets meanwhile are on the verge of having their season fall apart. They were left completely embarrassed in week 4 as they were taken apart by the San Francisco 49ers, suffering a 34-0 loss.
If the Jets are to shock everyone and pull off an upset today they will have to do so without some of their best players. Darrelle Revis tore his ACL against the Dolphins a few weeks back, and they will also be missing wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who will be out for the rest of the year with a serious foot injury.
That means Jeremy Kerley will come in as the target man for Mark Sanchez - he has caught 10 for 197 yards so far this season.
Meanwhile the Texans have the third-best passing defense in the NFL. J.J. Watt has been hurrying quarterbacks throughout the first four weeks and has claimed 7.5 sacks in just four games.
Jets fans could see more of Tim Tebow in this game, especially if things are not working early on against the Texans. Just days ago a report came out that owner Woody Johnson would push for Tebow to take over as the team's starting quarterback.
The Texans also have one of the best offenses in the AFC, with Arian Foster and Ben Tate leading the way in the rush offense. They have averaged 136.5 yards on the ground per game. The Texans have scored 31.5 points per game, and considering how unsure the Jets' defense has looked till now, they may go over that count again tonight.
The Texans will be looking to Andre Johnson to inspire another score-fest, and he currently leads the team with 380 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Houston Texans vs New York Jets will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live streaming on ESPN 3 by clicking here.