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Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Houston Texans (4-3)

Thursday, October 25, 8:20PM ET

Every time I start to gain some confidence in the Miami Dolphins, they let me down. They just can’t seem to consistently put together strong performances week after week, which is why they’re quickly falling behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East race.

Meanwhile, the Houston Texans have been outstanding during their four-game win streak. Deshaun Watson is getting it done on the offensive end, with a big assist from DeAndre Hopkins. The Houston defense is also delivering on game day by creating opportunistic turnovers and making big stops at key moments.

Expect more of the same from the Texans on Thursday night. The Texans will welcome the Dolphins into town, hand them a loss and send them back to Florida.

At this point, I’m just having trouble betting against Houston. After a tough start to the season, they’ve rattled off four-straight wins and have taken control of the AFC South. As long as they can stay relatively healthy, don’t expect that to change.

Prediction: Texans win 24-18

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