The Hot Corner

Dan Behringer, Review-Journal, 7-12 (overall record)

Today’s best bet: Houston Texans (-3) over WASHINGTON REDSKINS

The Texans won their opener in convincing fashion as the offensive and defensive lines were dominant. Houston’s defense, which put intense pressure on Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, should be tough on Donovan McNabb, who was decidedly mediocre by completing 15 of 32 passes for 171 yards and no touchdowns in the Redskins’ upset of Dallas. Arian Foster, who rushed for 231 yards in Week 1, makes the Texans a more physical team.