The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning visit Houston Sunday, in a 4:25 p.m. ET game between two AFC teams that might meet again in the playoffs. Houston is favored by two over the Broncos, who couldn't pull out a win in Atlanta Monday night.
SB Nation's Joel Thorman thinks the Texans will win 34-27, though he expresses some doubt:
(T)he Texans, who admittedly haven't played world beaters in the first two weeks, look like the real deal. Denver will struggle containing their rushing attack and Peyton Manning will float another ball or two to the Texans' defense, who are ranked No. 1 in the league right now. I don't feel great about this pick but Houston wins.
ESPN's panel of 12 experts picked the Texans for the most part, except for Tom Jackson and Seth Wickersham, and the AccuScore system. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports says the Broncos will win by a 23-17 final score.