ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Over the next few weeks, DenverBroncos.com will take a look at the team's 2012 schedule week-by-week, including a look at the last time the teams faced off, what to watch for this season and more. Up next: the Broncos host last year's AFC South champions, the Houston Texans.
|o DATE: Sunday, September 23 |
o TIME: 2:15 p.m. MDT
o LOCATION: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
o TELEVISION: CBS
o OPP. 2011 RECORD: 10-6
o ALL-TIME VS. OPP.: 2-1
THE LAST TIME: On December 26th, 2010, rookie quarterback Tim Tebow helped the Broncos storm back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to beat the Houston Texans 24-23 at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
Denver’s second-half rally featured two completions of over 40 yards, and rookie cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson eventually sealed the victory by picking off Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on the final drive of the game.
The Broncos defense held the Texans to just two field goals in the second half and limited the NFL’s leading rusher, Arian Foster, to just 25 second-half yards.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Denver Broncos might not have a lot of experience against the Texans, but
KEY MATCHUP: All-Pros Face Off
The Texans’ No. 1 wide receiver, 10-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler Andre Johnson, will probably see plenty of the Broncos’ 14-year veteran and 11-time Pro Bowler
NOTES: The Broncos are 2-0 against the Texans at home...Peyton Manning is 16-2 in his career against the Texans...Manning's 42 passing touchdowns against the Texans represent the most he has thrown against any team in his career... Houston Head Coach Gary Kubiak played his entire nine-year career with the Broncos from 1983-91, during which he threw 173 passes and 14 touchdowns.