Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) pulls in his second touchdown reception between Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (34) and defensive back Eddie Pleasant (35) late in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Once again, preseason games are very difficult to determine the outcome of a game. With both teams still getting a feel for what they expect during the 2015 season, this game will determine a lot of factors for both teams.
I think the Denver Broncos offense is a bit more elite than the Texans. An injured star running back, unsettled business at the quarterback position, and losing Andre Johnson in the offseason means that the Texans offense may not put up a whole lot of points. While they did put up 23 of them, this Broncos defense is a bit more advanced than Washington’s was.
Manning and Osweiler will each throw for one touchdown and Connor Barth and Brandon McManus will each convert two field goals, which further intensifies the kicking battle. The Broncos defense keeps the Texans out of the end zone, but will allow a few field goals.
Broncos 26 Texans 12