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NFL Picks Week 16: Houston Texans Vs. Denver Broncos - Tim Tebow's First Home Start

The Denver Broncos host the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon, and rookie quarterback Tim Tebow will make his first career home start at INVESCO Field at Mile High. Tebow did well enough in his first career start: he had a 40-yard touchdown run and a 33-yard rushing touchdown. However, there is still room for improvement. Will Tebow be able to make the porous Texans pass defense have another rough game?

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Prediction: Broncos 28, Texans, 14

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Last week I said, call me overly optimistic for predicting some of Tebow's stats. I hit it right on the head with the passing and rushing touchdowns, but he wasn't that close to throwing for over 200 yards. If Knowshon Moreno is unable to go at full capacity, there's no reason for interim coach Eric Studesville not to have Tebow throw against a poor Texans pass defense. Running back Lance Ball isn't going to inspire fear in the Texans.

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It's all about building experience for Tebow and the other young players on the team. This is as god a game as any for them to do so.

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