Predicting Denver Broncos at Houston Texans and NFL Pick ‘Em

JJ Watt, possible Denver Broncos 2021 free agent option. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
JJ Watt, possible Denver Broncos 2021 free agent option. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 4: Outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos has a word with defensive end J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans after a 19-17 Texans’ win at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 4, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Broncos at Texans Part One

Graham Tiedtke

The 4-8 Denver Broncos travel to the 8-4 Houston Texans this Sunday. Both teams are coming off huge wins; the Broncos beating the Chargers and Houston beating the Patriots.

The Texans do not have J.J. Watt nor Jadeveon Clowney anymore, as Watt went down with a season-ending injury and Clowney was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

I think that this will be a huge factor in the game. Despite the Texans still having Whitney Mercilus (5.5 sacks in 2019), the Broncos were able to hold the Chargers—who have Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram—to zero sacks.

On defense, the Broncos won’t have Bradley Chubb nor Derek Wolfe. Both are out for the year with injuries. However, they have guys who are capable of stepping up. Will it be the same? No.

It might just be enough, though.

Broncos 24, Texans 17

Andrew Wade

The Denver Broncos are terrible on the road and even worse in close games (except for last week, which surprised most of Broncos Country).

I think they’ll keep it close and lose in the end against the Texans.

Texans 23, Broncos 17

Sayre Bedinger

The Broncos were a missed field goal away from beating DeShaun Watson and the Texans in Denver last year and while this is a completely different Texans team, the Broncos are also a different team with—hopefully—better QB play than Case Keenum provided.

Another close game for the Broncos, another close win.

Broncos 24, Texans 20