Staff Predictions: Texans at Broncos
The Texans will be on Monday Night Football this week as they head to Denver to take on the Super Bowl 50 champions, the Broncos. Here are the staff predictions for the game:
Game: Houston Texans (4-2) at Denver Broncos (4-2)
Writer: Josh McSwain, Editor
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Writer: Randy Gurzi, Editor
Prediction: Broncos 28, Texans 13
Writer: Chad Washington, Contributor
Outlook: After a thrilling overtime win that is very key in winning the AFC South, the Texans have another tough road game on a national stage as they face defending Super Bowl champion Denver on Monday Night Football.
The Texans offense has looked absolutely terrible on the road this year, with Brock Osweiler getting most of the heat for not passing well against good defenses. That trend may happen again, as the Broncos will look to pressure their former teammate who spurned them in the offseason.
But Lamar Miller had a good game last Sunday night, and if he can get good chunk plays, that may ease some of the burden on Osweiler.
Meanwhile, Jadeveon Clowney has been playing great football the last couple of weeks. If he can continue and make an impact by either pressuring Trevor Siemian or getting some run stops, then the Texans defense will have a good night. If not, it will not go well at all.
Plus a beat-up secondary will have trouble matching up with the taller Denver receivers.
You would think the Texans would be due for a big road win against a good team on a national television. But I don’t think it’s happening this Monday.
Prediction: Broncos 28, Texans 17.