The Houston Texans can’t afford a letdown in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, as every game from here on out is just as important as the next one.
The final four weeks of the 2019 season are here, and for the Houston Texans, the final four games are all of the utmost importance because of the fact they are the leaders of the AFC South, and not only that, the Texans only lead the Tennessee Titans by one game in the division standings.
For the upcoming Week 14 game, the Texans will be hosting the Denver Broncos of the AFC West, who are 4-8 overall this season and have had a merry-go-round of quarterbacks this season due to injuries and not the greatest of play.
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The Broncos began the season with Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback as he had six touchdown passes to five interceptions in eight games played before being placed on the IR. Next came Brandon Allen, who played in three games (all starts), and he totaled three touchdowns with two interceptions, plus he had a 68.3 rating.
Now the Broncos starting quarterback is Drew Lock, who made his first start last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. In that game, Lock was 18-of-28 from 134 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Looking at this from the Texans’ point of view, they can’t let this game be a letdown of sorts following such a high moment last Sunday night when they defeated the New England Patriots for the first time since 2010. Houston is going from facing and defeating possibly the best quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, to facing Lock, who is making just his second start in his NFL career.
That is a huge difference in the type of quarterback the Texans will be facing, but that is not overlooking Lock because the very worst thing the Texans can do is look past Lock and the Broncos this week.
This game will be a test for the Texans to stay on track, and they should control all aspects of this game, but that is always easier said than done no matter the opponent. Next are “3 Bold Predictions” for the Texans vs. Broncos game to be held this Sunday at NRG Stadium.