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Houston Texans vs Los Angeles Rams Live Stream : The Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams are two of the most fun teams in the NFL, and it is always a treat for fans when the two match up. The Los Angeles Rams will wrap up the preseason this week with one final game against the Houston Texans. It comes just two days before every team has to trim its roster to 53 players, which makes this an especially important game for players on the bubble.

You could argue that the NFC has 10 playoff-caliber teams, maybe 11 if you include the San Francisco 49ers, a team that could surprise if they get healthy. Andrew Luck’s retirement puts the Indianapolis Colts on the outside looking in of the playoff forecast, and could leave the AFC with just six or seven legitimate playoff contenders. Let’s take our best shot at predicting the four division winners and two Wild-Card playoff teams from each conference, plus this season’s Super Bowl matchup and winner.

The Patriots don’t have the most talent in the conference, but they do have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. They’ve been to five of the last eight Super Bowls. They also have a manageable path back to a division championship and first-round bye, playing in an AFC East that has three teams in rebuilding mode and against a schedule that features more lower-tiered quarterbacks than any other in the NFL.

In fact, the Patriots only face five quarterbacks that I would consider to be among the top two tiers in the league: Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, Kansas City’s Mahomes, Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz, Dallas’ Dak Prescott and Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield. Four of those five matchups are at home. That’s a schedule that could get them to 12 wins.

The Chiefs feared that star wide receiver Tyreek Hill would be suspended this offseason, and traded up within the second round of the draft to select a potential replacement in Mecole Hardman. Hill was instead fully cleared to play this season, and between Hill, Hardman and former top-five pick Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs have one of the most explosive receiving corps in football. Mahomes might not throw 40-plus touchdown passes this year, but he will still keep this team in the Super Bowl hunt.

The locker room dynamic is so much better following the departures of Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, and even though the team isn’t as talented on offense, it could actually score more than the 27 points a game it produced a year ago, with Brown in the lineup and Bell holding out.

Los Angeles travels to Houston this week for its 2019 preseason finale. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT Thursday.

In advance of the contest, here’s an early look at the Texans, including how their preseason has gone so far, some of their top statistical performers and key storylines.

Up until last Saturday’s 34-0 loss to Dallas, Houston’s first two preseason games had been decided by seven points or less. The loss to the Cowboys moved the Texans to 1-2 heading into the final week of the preseason.

Besides the shutout in Dallas, Houston also fell 28-26 at the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, then defeated the Detroit Lions 30-23 at home in Week 2.

A sixth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, QB Joe Webb III has been among the preseason’s top passers from a yardage standpoint.

Webb’s 534 passing yards are second-most through the first through first three weeks of the preseason behind Tampa Bay’s Ryan Griffin. He’s also added 12 carries for 84 yards on the ground.

In addition to his high passing yardage total, Webb has thrown two touchdowns and five interceptions. He completed 8 of 21 pass attempts for 62 yards with a pair of interceptions against the Cowboys.

Defensive back Johanthan Bademosi, entering his eighth season in the NFL, has paced Houston’s defense with 13 total tackles.

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