The Denver Broncos (0-1, 0-0 Home) play host to the Houston Texans (0-0-1, 0-0-0 Away) at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday for their home opener. The Broncos are 10-point favorites, and the total is 46. Houston is coming off a 20-20 tie against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium last Sunday. Davis Mills was 23 of 37 for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Rex Burkhead ran 14 times for 40 yards. He added five receptions for 30 yards. Brandin Cooks was targeted 12 times, catching seven passes for 82 yards. Denver lost 17-16 to the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on Monday. Russell Wilson threw for 340 yards and a touchdown. Melvin Gordon III carried 12 times for 58 yards. Jerry Jeudy scored once. He caught four receptions for 102 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2019, a 38-24 win for the Broncos.
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The Texans’ 20 points scored ranks 17th in the NFL, and they are facing a Broncos defense whose 17 points surrendered is 8th. Meanwhile, Denver is 26th in the league in scoring after putting up 16 points, and Houston’s 20 points allowed ranks 12th.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Denver Broncos (-500)
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