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NFL Expert Pick – Texans Lucky To Have Andre Johnson

Posted by Marcello Messina on 11/30/2010 11:44:57 AM

Andre Johnson was lucky to receive just a $25,000 fine after Mike Tyson-ing Tennessee Titans defensive back Cortland Finnegan last NFL expert pick weekend.

(5-6) Houston Texans at (7-4) Philadelphia Eagles
Live from Lincoln Financial Field - PA
Kickoff: 8:20 PM EST Thursday, December 2, 2010
Broadcast: NFL

NorthBet NFL Betting Lines
Houston Texans +8
Philadelphia Eagles -8
Total 50.5

Finnegan was recently voted the 6th dirtiest player in the NFL this summer by his peers reports Yahoo! Sports writer Chris Chase.

After hitting Johnson after the play a few times throughout the game, Finnegan jammed Johnson hard in his upper chest, almost hitting him in the jaw. Johnson finally snapped, ripping off Finnegan’s helmet and landing two right hooks.

Surprisingly, Johnson nor Finnegan received a suspension from Commissioner Roger Goodell. It’s obvious that the league didn’t want to suspend the Texans all-pro receiver – thus, making it impossible to assess a suspension for Finnegan.

The Philadelphia Eagles are matched up with Houston this NFL expert pick Thursday - the perfect game for another NFL superstar to bounce back.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is having a career year, but is coming off his worst performance of the season in a loss against the Chicago Bears.

The Texans are ranked second-to-last in pass defense, surrendering an average of 286.2 yards per game. Houston has also given up the most touchdowns (25) in the league to opposing quarterbacks this NFL expert pick season.

The bottom line here is that Michael Vick should be up for a huge game this NFL expert pick Thursday.

The 3-time Pro Bowl selection is on his way to having the best year of his NFL career.

So far this season, Vick has already thrown for nearly 2,000 passing yards while completing 63.4% of his passing attempts.

He is also averaging 8.3 yards per completion, throwing 13 passing touchdowns and just one interception. Vick sports the league’s best passer rating at 106.0.

On the ground this NFL expert pick season, Michael Vick is hands-down the best quarterback.

Vick has already totaled more than 400 rushing yards, including 5 touchdowns.

Even with Andre Johnson in the lineup, expect Vick to steal the show. Houston has accumulated the least amount of sacks in the NFL with just 18 on the year.

Marcello’s Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles: 26 Houston Texans: 14

Messina Mention: The Eagles are 3-0 at home this season - beating Atlanta, Indianapolis, and the New York Giants.

NFL Expert Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -8.

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