The second week of the NFL preseason includes the Miami Dolphins visiting the Houston Texans. And, if there is football being played, there are odds for that game. In this particular case, the Dolphins are three point underdogs to the Texans, a team they have never beat in the regular season. But, Miami did win the only other preseason meeting between these two franchises. That has to mean something, right?
Of course it doesn't mean anything.
The Dolphins come into their third preseason contest, thanks to also playing in the Hall of Fame Game, looking to start solidifying the lineup. With next week's dress rehearsal game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dolphins need to use tonight's game against Houston to figure out the starting lineup, especially along the offensive line.
The front five for the Miami offense has been the biggest storyline of the preseason for the Dolphins, and the team needs a good performance against a very good Texans defensive line. Jonathan Martin, at left tackle, has gotten most of the scrutiny this year, but he has actually played well so far in the preseason. The right guard position has been the biggest question mark, with second year player Josh Samuda likely getting his second chance with the starting lineup tonight.
So, how can you watch the game? Of course we have your answer. Here's all the pertinent information about tonight's contest:
Game Time: 8:00pm ET
Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texans
TV: CBS (CBS-4 in Miami-Dade/Broward Counties)
TV Announcers: Jesse Agler, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Kim Bokamper
Radio: Big 105.9FM / AM 940-WINZ (Streamed live on Dolphins.com and through the Dolphins iPhone and Android apps)
Radio Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo, Joe Rose
Online Streaming: NFL preseason live ($20 subscription for every preseason game live and on-demand)
Odds: Texans by 3; Over/Under: 41
Last time they played: Texans won in Week 1 of the 2012 season 30-10
All Time Regular Season Head-to-Head: Texans lead series 7-0
All Time Preseason Head-to-Head: Dolphins lead series 1-0
Dolphins Preseason Schedule: Hall of Fame Game vs. Dallas (Loss 24-20); at Jacksonville Jaguars (Win 27-3); at Houston Texans (August 17 8pm ET); vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (August 24 7:30pm ET); vs. New Orleans Saints (August 29 7:30pm ET)
NFL Network Replay: Sunday August 18 at 1pm ET; Monday August 19 at 3am ET; Wednesday August 21 at 10am ET