The Texans should be walking into this Week 2 matchup with a 1-0 record underneath their belt, but a falter in the fourth quarter relegated Houston to a tie-game last Sunday. The Texans held a 20-3 lead late in Lovie Smith’s debut as head coach, only to surrender three successive scoring drives to Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts. Houston will look to have a short-term memory as they walk into Denver as favorites in Week 2.
The Broncos could very well be staring at a 1-0 record themselves after Monday night’s clock management blunder, or at the very least they would have lost in a more reputable fashion. Instead, new head coach Nathaniel Hackett opted to run down the clock and attempt a 64-yard potential game-winning field goal, versus allowing Russell Wilson to attempt a fourth-and-five fourth-down conversion. In a tightly contested AFC West, Denver will look to steer their season back on track with a win in front of their home crowd.
The Broncos are set as 10-point favorites to get the win at home, priced at -520 on the moneyline at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Texans sit at +410, while the total score is set at 45.
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