Houston Texans: 3 must-watch players vs. Denver Broncos

Kareem Jackson Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans will be facing the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Week 9 as they look to continue their winning streak with the help for at least three must-watch players at Mile High Stadium.

The Houston Texans are looking to gain their sixth straight win of the season on Sunday as they take to the road in Week 9 to face the three-win Denver Broncos in their final game before having a bye week in Week 10.

Houston (5-3) enters this AFC showdown with quarterback Deshaun Watson having his best game of his short career with a five-touchdown game against the Miami Dolphins in a nationally televised game on Thursday Night Football last week.

Some things have changed for the Texans since that last outing with third-year wide receiver Will Fuller being ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in that fifth straight win. To replace Fuller the Texans traded a fourth round pick and exchanged seventh round draft picks with the Broncos for veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. That was a trade that didn’t replace what Fuller brought fully, but Thomas is still a very quality player who will made a difference for sure being a previous Pro Bowl selection.

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It will also be interesting to watch Thomas in his first game with the Texans be against the Broncos his former team, as they are scheduled to honor their longtime wide receiver before the game.

That is just one of the interesting facts about this game, and what could even be more interesting is to see how other wide receivers on this roster step up, like rookie Keke Coutee who has been battling a hamstring issue all season.

With this being a big game for the Texans right before the bye week, it would be very good for this franchise to gain a sixth straight win before taking a week off from game action, and better yet possibly add to their lead in the AFC South.

Here are three must-watch players for the Texans against the Broncos during Week 9 in a late afternoon game on CBS.