2017 NFL Playoffs – Oakland vs Houston

Oakland Raiders (12-4) at Houston Texas (9-7)

The Raiders looked good all year long until Derek Carr suffered a season ending injury late in the year.  Third string back up rookie quarterback, Connor Cook will take up the reigns against the number one defense in the Houston Texans.

I can’t even think of a fictional story line that can make for compelling drama in this game.  The Texans have shared their desire to blitz and make it uncomfortable for the young QB.  Consider this, when Derek Carr was healthy, the Raiders only beat the Texans by one score.

Now that I’m thinking about it, maybe Connor Cook will shock the world with a break out performance eventually taking the Raiders to the Super Bowl.  You think Dallas has a QB controversy?

Not gonna happen.

My Pick:  Houston 16  Raiders 6

 

 

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