Gonna stick with my prediction from the win projection thread before the season. Losing Taylor is a massive blow. Designed runs have not faired well against our defense (ask Kamara). Taylor's scrambling could have made this a game. (Taylor accounts for 55 of the 242 yards gained by Houston on the ground).
Brandin Cooks needs to have a huge game to make this interesting. If he doesn't get at least 60 yards, that means we won by 21 points minimum. I see CMC getting over 100 rushing yards and over 200 from scrimmage. Texan's run defense has allowed an average of over 4.5 yards a carry. Cooks is held to under 60 yards. Defense gets 5 sacks.
*Side prediction: We win by more than 3 TDs and still go no higher than 15 on most power rankings. (No, I don't care....I'm just saying)