Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 (9/14/17) when the Houston Texans take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Texans are led by head coach Bill O’Brien and defensive lineman J.J. Watt. The Bengals are led by head coach Marvin Lewis and quarterback Andy Dalton. Kickoff is slated for 8:25 p.m. EST on NFL Network.

Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 when the Houston Texans take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kickoff is slated for 8:25 p.m. EST on NFL Network.

The Texans are led by head coach Bill O’Brien and defensive lineman J.J. Watt. Houston is coming off a surprising Week 1 home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be giving rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson his first career start.

The Bengals are led by head coach Marvin Lewis and quarterback Andy Dalton. Cincinnati is coming off a Week 1 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens–in which the offense didn’t score a single point in a 20-0 shutout.

Here’s how our experts see the game playing out.

Darryl Slater: It’s Deshaun Watson time for the Texans, coming off that brutal, season-opening loss to the Jaguars. Watson might be good in the long run, but it’s tough to thrive as a rookie quarterback in the NFL, especially in your first start. Bengals 21, Texans 14.

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Joe Giglio: Good luck with ratings in this one, NFL Network! Two of the league’s least-impressive offensives from Week 1 will go head-to-head in what should be a sloppy, defensive game. I have to believe the Texans will be better and more prepared than they looked in Week 1, but that …read more

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