Today’s Houston Texans game is bigger than most, though it doesn’t have playoff implications for the 4-5 team. Top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney is expected to finally play again in today’s Cleveland Browns game, teaming him with JJ Watt for what fans hope will be a full game of defensive excellence. Unfortunately for Houston, RB Arian Foster is out for today’s Browns Texans game, though that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns live free CBS Sports stream online or on TV.
Foster was a late Saturday scratch for today’s Texans at Browns game, as he’s still hampered by a groin injury suffered in Week 9 against the Eagles. Foster averages more than 102 yards per game and leads the AFC with 822 total rushing yards, so he’ll surely be missed as we watch today’s Browns game live online or on CBS TV. He’ll be replaced in today’s Texans game by rookie RB Alfred Blue.
The pain of losing Foster for today’s Texans at Browns game will be dulled somewhat by the return of Clowney. Clowney is listed as “probable” after having missed the past two games with nagging knee injuries and the flu but getting an extra week of rest with last Sunday’s bye.
JJ Watt has been a defensive beast for the Texans this season, and he’s even chipped in two touchdowns on offense. But Watt can only do so much, and without Clowney the Texans have mustered just the 28th ranked defense. That bodes well for the Browns, who at 6-3 lead the AFC North and have a capable starting QB in Brian Hoyer.
Headed into today’s Texans at Browns game live, Hoyer has completed 58.5% of his passes for 10 TDs with just 4 interceptions and a fumble. He’s guided the Browns game on offense to 13th in the league, and his play’s been so strong that Johnny Manziel isn’t only left to watch live from the sidelines but is being talked about as expendable at the end of the season.
The Texans have given up a lot of big plays on defense this year, hence their surprisingly low defensive ranking. If Hoyer, running backs Terrance West and Ben Tate, and wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel get two or three key plays, that could be all the Browns need to maintain their hold on the AFC North.
Here is some game-time intel to watch Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns live free CBS Sports stream online.
- Kickoff for today’s Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns game: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland is the home team)
- Point spread: the Browns are 3-point favorites
- Watch the Texans vs Browns game live stream online on CBS Sports
- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)