Monday Night Football is going to feature two clubs that are 4-2 this week. So who will leave week seven with a fifth win this week? Will it be the Houston Texans on the road? Or the Denver Broncos at home? The Texans are coming off a 26-23 victory at home in week six, as they defeated the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos lost their second straight, this time on the road in San Diego on Thursday Night Football.
First off, I have to ask. How the heck did the Texans get in a prime-time slot two straight weeks? Last week it was Sunday Night Football, and this week they are on Monday Night Football. And I have some bad news for them. There has been a clear difference thus far between the home and road Texans. The home Texans are 4-0 and looking like division winners. On the road however, the team has struggled. They have suffered their two losses on the road in New England as well as Minnesota. One reason they have struggled is the terrible production Brock Osweiler has supplied under center. The 25 year old free agent signing has thrown eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has a poor offensive line, and he cannot get on the same page as star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Will Fuller has been limited in practice, and is questionable for Monday.
The Broncos are trending in the wrong direction. After a hot start, the team now finds themselves on Monday Night with the chance of suffering their third straight loss. The offense has been poor in the last few games, and it will need to rely on the defense in order to win games moving ahead. That unit is certainly capable of such as task, as they carry the team on their back. They should have plenty of chances to take advantage this week, and Osweiler will likely be on his back quite often. Expect a handful of interceptions on his part as well.
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Line: Broncos -7, O/U: 40.5
Pick: Broncos and the under
Result: Den 27 – Hou 9, Broncos and the under