Fresh Off First Triumph, Texans Look To Hand Undefeated Falcons First Loss Of 2015


After picking up their first win of the new season last Sunday, the Houston Texans will be looking for more, as they try to even their record to 2-2. In addition, if they can claim a second consecutive victory, they can also gain a share of first-place in the AFC South division, as the team tries to continue on with its current momentum. The problem, however, is their next game comes against one of the NFL’s few remaining unbeaten squads. It comes on the road, too, as the Texans will have to travel to the Georgia Dome in trying to deal the potent Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the campaign.

Despite this being a true rarity, as these two inter-conference goes rarely meet, and the Falcons playing at home looking to protect their flawless record, this game clocks in as one of the least expensive of Week 4, as tickets are averaging just $106.11 on the secondary market, according to SeatSmart.com. In addition, the get-in price is just $31. That’s insanely good value, as that’s almost $50 below the season average of Atlanta’s ticket prices. For Houston Texans tickets, there’s even more of a drop-off, as their average ticket price this year at the moment is $165.02.

Not only are fans getting an outstanding deal on tickets, but they can also score considerable savings on Atlanta parking from ParkWhiz.com, which has spots available nearby the Georgia Dome starting from just $3.

Ryan Mallett found a way to settle down in Week 3, and is starting to look like the right pick over Brian Hoyer, thanks to last week’s win over the Buccaneers. Beating the Bucs and marching into the Georgia Dome to take down the high-powered Falcons are two much different accomplishments, however, and Mallett will undoubtedly need to be at his absolute best for the Texans to have a shot at pulling off the upset. The potential return of superstar running back Arian Foster could be the boost Houston’s offense needs. Foster has been practicing with the team throughout the past two weeks, and could be making his season debut on Sunday. If he’s able to suit up, Atlanta suddenly has to worry about a balanced Texans offense that also features stud wideout DeAndre Hopkins.

At the end of the day, though, it will come down to defense. Houston has an elite defensive unit, led by reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, but they’re about to take on their toughest task yet, opposing Atlanta’s seemingly unstoppable offense. Matt Ryan has been terrific so far for the Falcons, and he’s generally even better at home in front of the Atlanta fans. Furthermore, Ryan’s No. 1 target, Julio Jones, has been able to do whatever he wants thus far, so it’ll be extremely crucial for the Texans to focus in on the stud receiver. If they minimize the Falcons offense, Houston might have a pretty good shot at dealing them their first loss, while also getting back to .500.

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