The Houston Texans were a big underdog in Week 1 but played surprisingly well and earned a tie. Houston had a few opportunities to end the game in overtime against the favored Indianapolis Colts, but odd coaching decisions cost them the chance to do just that. Now they’ll head to Denver to face a Broncos team that flopped on Monday Night Football. Mistakes and miscues cost them an opportunity to win Russell Wilson’s Broncos debut.
For Houston, the end of their Week 1 game against the Colts left a sour taste for many fans as they felt the Texans blew it due to bad coaching. They had a fourth-and-three on the Colts side of the field with 40 seconds left in the game. They opted to punt the football instead of going for it. Head coach Lovie Smith heard boos rain down from the crowd after this decision and he played the choice up to the defense being gassed. Whether that’s true or not, it wasn’t the end they could have had.
Denver suffered a similar, stinging result in Week 1 when they lost to the Seahawks in Seattle. Some questionable coaching decisions led to a missed 64-yard field goal for the win at the end of regulation, instead of going for it on fourth-and-five. However, the positive was that Wilson looked like the best quarterback they’ve had since Peyton Manning. Wilson threw for 340 yards and a touchdown without an interception in the game.
The good news for the Broncos is that they’re now back at home and they should be able to clean up those mistakes. The Texans kept it close with the Colts and played with a lead all day. If the Broncos get ahead and force the Texans to play anything but a conservative style of contest, they should walk away with an easy win. On the other hand, a similar type of effort from the Houston Texans might get them another shot at a win in Week 2.
Houston Texans vs Denver Broncos Game Information
- Date: 09/18/2022
- Time: 04:25 PM ET
- Location: Empower Field at Mile HighDenver,CO
- How to Watch: Texans vs Broncos: NBC
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Texans vs Broncos Betting Lines
Broncos are –500 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $20. On the other side, Texans are +400 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $400.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Broncos at a 83.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Texans have 20% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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