Staff Predictions: Texans at Broncos
Writer: Randy Gurzi, Editor
Outlook: The Houston Texans are 4-0 at home and 0-2 on the road. Those losses included a 27-0 beatdown at the hands of the New England Patriots and a 31-13 embarrassment at Minnesota. Now they travel to Colorado and face the team quarterback Brock Osweiler spurned this offseason, the Denver Broncos.
Osweiler looked fantastic down the stretch last week as Houston made a comeback against the Indianapolis Colts. The problem though is that the Colts are pathetic on defense. Despite their ineptness on that side of the ball, they shut Houston down for three quarters, and only a miracle kept them from dropping the home game.
This is not the Colts defense. The Broncos defense is outstanding and if Osweiler and company struggled against a porous defense they will be eaten alive by Von Miller and his friends in Denver.
Linebacker Brandon Marshall says they want to “kill” Osweiler…and it may feel like that’s what’s going on when all is said and done.
Prediction: Broncos 28, Texans 13