Both the Houston Texans and the Chicago Bears have made headlines in the 2012 NFL season. Furthermore, November 11th will mark a battle between two teams that are expected to play deep into the winter.
The Chicago Bears defense has gotten all the notoriety in Chicago this week as they have eight defensive touchdowns thus far in 2012. Not to mention the Bears incredible plus 16 turnover ratio. However, the Bears have not faced an offensive juggernaut like Houston since week two against the Green Bay Packers. The Texans have flexed their muscles all season by leading the league in time of possession. Running back Arian Foster is much of the reason. As the potential MVP has rushed for an average of 96.3 yards a game along with 10 rushing touchdowns.
Time of possession is also a key for the Chicago Bears who are third in the NFL , this allows both advantageous defenses to stay fresh throughout the year. Houston’s defense should not be taken lightly. The Wade Phillips led bunch has not yielded a rushing touchdown in 11 weeks dating back to the 2011 season. In large part due to the dominance of DE J.J Watt, who leads all of the NFL with 10.5 sacks in only eight weeks. A Bears offense line that has struggles at times this year will have their word cut out to keep Jay Cutler upright.
At the end of the day, something has to give on Sunday. One team will walk away with an 8-1 record and without a doubt be crowned the NFL’s most dangerous team moving forward.