|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NFL Sunday sees the Browns, who haven't been at their best thus far, hoping to find some form when they head over to the Reliant Stadium in Houston to take on the Houston Texans.
Even with being without star receiver Andre Johnson, sitting it out once again with his right hamstring injury, the Texans at 5-3 are off to their best start in franchise history and are on the back of two straight victories. His absence doesn't appear to have penalized the Houston Texans and they are looking like a relatively tough nut to crack at the moment.
With the Browns offense still not firing, Houston will be assured of maintaining their sound defensive record, having held opponents to under two hundred yards the last 2 times out. Inside linebacker Brian Cushing has been at the heart of these defensive displays and seems to be setting an example for the entire Texan line. If Arian Foster's power running proceeds to develop as many issues for the opposition, it could be a difficult call for the Cleveland browns to get back to a .500 record and looks like making the second half of the season an uphill struggle.
It will be unexpected to see them turn it around this Sunday, given that Cleveland's 3 victories so far this year have been at the expense of a number of the worst performing outfits in the nfl. Their sole win on the road to date this season has been at the home of the Indianapolis colts.
Rookie Cleveland browns qb Colt McCoy, even with his 9 td passes this season, must be feeling some stress to get the Cl