Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans
Denver Broncos Preview
The Denver Broncos snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday with a last-second victory over the Chargers, as rookie quarterback Drew Lock won his first career start. Lock and wideout Courtland Sutton — who caught two touchdowns in the first quarter — combined to draw a 37-yard pass-interference penalty with three seconds remaining to set up the game-winning field goal.
Now the Broncos head to Houston for the fourth of five road games in a five-week stretch. They lost 19-17 at home to the Texans last season on a missed 51-yard field-goal attempt on the final play. Linebacker Von Miller is expected to return for the Broncos after missing last week with a knee injury.
Houston Texans Preview
The Houston Texans were justifiably giddy over their 28-22 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, but there are some things they need to address in the stretch run of the season. One of those is the running game, which has regressed over the last few games. The Texans rushed for 216 yards in a win over Jacksonville in London on Nov. 3, but the rushing totals have declined since.
Houston had just 52 yards on 23 carries against the Patriots. The silver lining is the passing game has picked up the slack, and itâ€™s not just Deshaun Watson throwing touchdown passes. Sunday night, the Texans used a trick play that resulted in wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins