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Monday Night Football Week 10 Texans vs Bengals: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds, weather

Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow the Bengals when they take on the Texans, including the latest odds and weather report.

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The Cincinnati Bengals will look to keep their unbeaten streak going when the Houston Texans come to town on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

It's been a magical season thus far for the Bengals during their franchise-best 8-0 start. Though they've been in the playoffs four straight seasons, no one saw this kind of start coming for Cincinnati as they've established themselves among the NFL's elite teams.

However, the Bengals will be facing a Texans team this week that's given them plenty of trouble in recent matchups. Led by All-Pro defensive lineman J.J. Watt, Houston has a 5-1 record vs Cincinnati in their last six meetings. The two franchises have played four times since Andy Dalton and Watt's rookie season in 2011 with the Texans claiming three wins, two of which came in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. The Bengals did get a small bit of revenge last year with a 22-13 win in Houston, which ultimately cost the Texans a spot in the playoffs as they missed the postseason by one game and finished the season 9-7 in Bill O'Brien's first year as head coach.

O'Brien comes into this week's matchup with a 12-12 career record as the head man in Houston. His team has been erratic to say the least this season as they've gone 3-5 with some embarrassing losses.

When Houston traveled to Atlanta in Week 4, the Falcons jumped out to a 42-0 lead before winning 48-21. Houston later traveled to Miami in Week 7 and proceed to fall behind 41-0 before losing 44-26. It's rare you see a team fall behind by 40 points to any team, let alone twice in one season. As bad as the Texans looked in those games and for most of this season, they still enter this week with a 3-5 record and very much in the race for the AFC South crown with the Indianapolis Colts only leading the division with a 4-5 record.

As for the Bengals, they enter this week in firm control of the AFC North at 8-0 and 3.5 games ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place. At this point, it would take a massive collapse for Cincinnati to not win the division and an ever bigger collapse to not make it to the playoffs. The fifth, sixth and seventh-place teams in the AFC conference all have 5-4 records. Adding to that, the Buffalo Bills (5th) and Steelers (7th) have both lost to the Bengals, giving Cincinnati head-to-head wins in the event of a tiebreaker being needed.

This will be the second-straight primetime game the Bengals are playing in after beating the Cleveland Browns 31-10 on Thursday Night Football in Week 9. After this game, Cincinnati will travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football in Week 11. Needless to say, this is a stretch of games in which the Bengals can show the world who and what they are, and they're hoping to show they're a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow this game.

Houston Texans (3-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)

Where: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

When: November 16, 8:30 p.m. EST

TV: ESPN

Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden.

Radio: Bengals Radio Network

Online streaming: Verizon NFL MobileWatch ESPN

Weather: 53 degrees and partly cloudy [Weather Underground]

Odds: Cincinnati is favored by 13 points at home over Houston, with an over/under of 47, according to OddsShark.

Further Reading on the Enemy: Battle Red Blog

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