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Texans at Steelers Monday Night Football Preview‏

Texans at Steelers Monday Night Football Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Houston Texans (3-3) will travel to Pittsburgh this evening to challenge the Steelers in Week 7’s edition of Monday Night Football.

Houston should be well rested heading in to tonight’s matchup, as they have not played since last Thursday’s (Oct. 9) home loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Texans had a dreadful start in their Week 6 game against the Colts, falling behind 24-0 in the game’s opening quarter.

Houston fought hard to come back in that game, but ended up losing by final score of 33-28.

The loss marked the Texan’s second in a row, and third in their past four games.

Houston will need their star running back Arian Foster to have a big game tonight if they hope to upset the Steelers in primetime.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) will be looking to rebound after being destroyed by their division rivals the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.

Pittsburgh failed to show up both on offense and defense in that game, losing by a final score of 31-10.

The Steelers have alternated between wins and losses through all six games they’ve played this season, meaning they are due for a good effort tonight against the Texans.

Pittsburgh has gone 1-1 in their past 2 home games, but Big Ben is known for having stellar performances on Monday Night.

Las Vegas currently has Pittsburgh pegged as -4 point favorites.

I expect Pittsburgh to get the job done at home this evening, I predict they will win by a final score of 27-20.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your NFL News and be sure to catch tonight’s game live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Steve Smith: There will be blood and guts everywhere‏

Steve Smith: There will be blood and guts everywhere‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

At 35-years of age, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith continues to prove that he is one of the NFL’s best wideouts.

In three games this season, Smith has compiled 18 receptions for 290 yards and a touchdown.

The veteran receiver has had two 100+ yard games in 2014, his latest coming last week against divisional rival the Cleveland Browns.

This Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens play host to Smith’s former team the Carolina Panthers.

Obviously Smith is excited about playing his former squad, whom he spent 13 seasons with, so much so that he had this message for fans attending the game:

“Bring your goggles cause there will be blood and guts everywhere!”

The Panthers vs. Ravens game is set for noon ET on Sunday. Be sure to catch this highly anticipated contest live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

 

 

Steelers at Ravens Thursday Night Preview‏

Steelers at Ravens Thursday Night Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) and Baltimore Ravens (0-1) will renew their AFC North rivalry in tonight’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

Tonight’s kickoff is set for 8:25 PM (eastern time).

Pittsburgh travels to Baltimore on the heels of a narrow week 1 victory which they earned over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

The Steelers defense was exposed by the lowly Browns offense in their home opener last weekend in Pittsburgh, surrendering 24-points in the games second half.

That said, Steelers quarterback Big Ben and the offense had a huge first game, as he threw for 365 total yards in the win.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens suffered a tough loss to the Bengals in their home opener this past Sunday.

After falling behind 15-0 in the first half, Baltimore rallied and scored 16-straight points to take the lead.

That lead was short lived however, as Andy Dalton would find A.J. Green for a touchdown on the Bengals very next drive to secure the win.

The Ravens are also dealing with backlash from the Ray Rice incident, so it should be interesting to see how it effects the team’s performance tonight.

OddsShark currently has the Ravens favored by -2.5 points, but betters seems to be siding with the Steelers according to Las Vegas.

Be sure to come watch tonight’s Thursday Night game at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Browns running back Ben Tate out 2-4 weeks‏

Browns running back Ben Tate out 2-4 weeks‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Cleveland Browns will be without the services of starting running back Ben Tate when they take on the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in Ohio.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Wednesday, stating that the running back had suffered a sprained knee in the team’s week 1 loss to the Steelers.

The injury is expected to keep Tate sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks, but thankfully will not require surgery.

Ben Tate signed a 2-year deal with the Browns this offseason worth just over $6 million.

In week 1 against the Steelers, Tate ran the ball 6 times for a total of 41 yards.

Replacing Tate in the Browns backfield will be rookie running back Terrance West, who ran for 100 yards on 16 attempts in Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your NFL News and be sure to come watch the Cleveland Browns host the New Orleans Saints this Sunday at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!