After back-to-back games against teams considered favorites to make the playoffs, the schedule doesn't lighten up for the Denver Broncos as they'll face a very tough Houston Texans team in Week 3. The Broncos faced SB Nation's No. 8 team in Week 1, No. 4 team in Week 2 and now face the No. 2 team in Week 3.
With Matt Schaub, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson on offense, it's no secret why the Texans offense is respected around the league as an explosive one. But perhaps even more impressive is the Texans defense that currently ranks as the top unit in the league.
While the Texans have won each of their first two games by 20 points, they did so against the Dolphins and Jaguars. They haven't faced the quality of teams that the Broncos have so far and Denver will easily be their toughest test yet.
For the Broncos to pull out a win, though, they'll need a better performance from Peyton Manning than they received on Monday night when he threw three interceptions in his first eight passes.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 23; 2:25 MT
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.
TV Schedule: CBS
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Broncos: 850 KOA
Texans: 610 AM/100.3 FM/1010 AM
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