There are few teams in the NFL that must leave Week 7 victorious if they want to keep dreaming about reaching the postseason. One of those is the Denver Broncos, defending Super Bowl champions have lost two straight games, and they need to get back on the track. They can’t allow the Patriots and the rest of the AFC to get away in the rankings. It is simple, as this squad knows that their best shot of repeating a success from last year is to have that home field advantage.
Houston Texans have been hot and cold so far. They are lucky that they are playing in the by far the worst division in the NFL so they can afford to actually not put up a string of great performances. They will still end up in the first place in their division if they keep playing like this. JJ Watt is out for the year, but Jadeveon Clowney is there to step up, and he did just that against the Colts. Osweiler hasn’t been able to reach his wideouts on a consistent basis properly. Playing against Denver won’t help him in developing that connection.
Trevor Siemian is the man in Denver, and that is now clear as a day. Paxton Lynch couldn’t get anything done with the time that has been given to him on the field. He was just thrown into the fire, so it’s understandable why he hasn’t been able to perform at a high level. Broncos now had a lot of time to rest and recover so they should be ready to go for this Monday Night Football duel.
Denver’s defense will get back on track and will lead this team in Houston. Texans will show up to play, and it will be a great match, but Broncos will prevail at the end. The final score will be 28:21 in favor of the visitors.