HOUSTON (4-2) at DENVER (4-2)
Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 3-2
LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Texans 37-13 on Dec. 22, 2013
LAST WEEK - Texans beat Colts 26-23 in overtime; Broncos lost 21-13 at Chargers
AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 15, Broncos No. 6
TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (10), PASS (30).
TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (29), PASS (2).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (27).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4T), RUSH (22) PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bill O'Brien has never faced Broncos and Gary Kubiak has never faced Texans. ... QB Brock Osweiler returns to Denver to face team that drafted him in second round in `12. Osweiler went 5-2 when Peyton Manning was hurt last season but was benched for playoff run, then bolted to Houston for four-year, $72 million contract in free agency. ... RB Lamar Miller had 178 yards from scrimmage vs. Colts last week with 1 TD catch and 1 TD run. ... TE C.J. Fiedorowicz had six catches for 85 yards and TD last week. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney tied for NFL lead with eight tackles for loss. ... Broncos coming off virtual bye week: they played first game of Week 6 and play last game of Week 7, so they got three-day weekend coming in. ... QB Trevor Siemian 2-0 as starter at home. He won first four starts, outdueling Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston before losing at San Diego. ... RB C.J. Anderson still looking for first 100-yard game before Halloween in three-year career, but has 16 TDs in past 16 home games. ... OLB Von Miller has 12+ sacks, three forced fumbles and interception in past eight games, including playoffs, including 7+ sacks in past four games in Denver. ... DE Derek Wolfe has eight sacks in past nine games at home. ... Rookie RB Devontae Booker had 46 yards on five carries against Chargers. ... Kubiak returns to sideline after missing one game with complex migraine, his second health scare in three years. He also had ''mini-stroke'' while coaching Texans in 2013. Kubiak said he feels latest episode is unrelated. Fantasy tip: Emmanuel Sanders has three TD catches in past two ''MNF'' appearances.
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