Predicting Denver Broncos at Houston Texans and NFL Pick ‘Em
Broncos at Texans Part Two
Both teams come into this matchup off of a victory; the Broncos with a stunning last-second field goal over the Los Angeles Chargers, achieving the season sweep over their divisional rival.
Meanwhile, the Texans come off of a huge and decisive victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. Barring Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson is having an MVP-caliber season and the Texans look to be a major playoff contender.
The Texans currently control the AFC South, but only by a slight margin, with the Tennessee Titans emerging as a potential dark horse in the division.
The Broncos currently sit in 3rd in the AFC West at 4-8, and while not a likely wild card candidate (they are still not considered in the hunt), many teams will likely be rooting for them to play spoiler on the Sunday, mainly the Titans and Indianapolis Colts.
Houston will be a heavy favorite in this matchup, and for good reason. They are a superior team with swagger, while Denver, especially on the offensive side, has struggled to find an identity all season long.
However, I anticipate this to be a closer matchup than many would expect. A trap game, if you will.
Broncos 27, Texans 26
Coming off a nail-biter at home, the Denver Broncos head to Houston this week to take on Deshaun Watson and the Texans. I saw a lot of good in Drew Lock’s first NFL start this week and look forward to seeing what he can do against a solid Houston team.
The Texans’ high-power offense has the potential to bust this one wide open, but I have a good feeling the Broncos defense will keep the game close. While I don’t think Denver has the team to take down Houston on the road, I think they’re going to make the the Texans work for the win. No blowout this week.
Watch for Drew Lock to learn how to play while down on the score board this week, and see how he adjusts to the adversity of playing on the road.
Texans 27, Broncos 23
Denver goes on the road to face off against a game Houston Texans team that is coming off a huge win against the New England Patriots. (Houston, we thank you.)
Both teams will be coming off wins as the Broncos got a last second win against the Los Angeles Chargers to end the walk off curse. Sadly though, the Texans are going to be a tough test for the Denver Broncos.
Denver is currently 1-5 on the road and it is safe to say that the road schedule this season has been brutal. Facing the Packers, Vikings, and Bills with how their season’s have gone is no easy feat.
I believe this game will be close. But it will really come down to how Drew Lock performs against a really tough playoff team in their house as well as how the Broncos look injury wise.
Denver has what it takes to win, but Houston continues their path towards the postseason with a close one. Sorry Broncos Country.
Texans 28 Broncos 23
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