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Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals: How to watch, time, TV info, live score

Texans, Bengals square off on Thursday Night Football

Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI – Judging by the performances of their blockers in the opening week of the season, it's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals.

Cincinnati allowed Andy Dalton to be trapped five times, half as much as Houston yielded in its loss to Jacksonville. Yes, 10 sacks.

At that rate, AJ McCarron might be on the field soon for Cincinnati because of the battering Dalton is taking.

As for Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson or whoever is taking snaps for Houston, two words of advice: WATCH OUT!

"What we talk to quarterbacks about all the time is put us in the play that you can," Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan said. "We preach that all the time to those guys. They always do their best to see what's going on defensively and get that done for us.

"And then the next thing for the quarterbacks is let's have that clock in your head. Know when it's time to get the ball out of your hands or know when it's time to tuck and go. It's something that you're constantly working with the quarterbacks on and we still work on it and always will."

Looks as if more work is in order

No. 27 Cincinnati is a 4-point favorite over No. 24 Houston, which also has a slew of people in concussion protocol. It's difficult to believe the Bengals are really as inept with the ball as the Ravens made them look.

KICKOFF TIME: 8:25 EST
HOW TO WATCH: NFL Network, NFL GamePass

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