Mile High Huddle Predicts: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans Week 7

See what MHH thinks will be in store for Brock in his return to Mile High.

When the schedule was released this past spring, the Week Seven matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans was among the first games to be circled in red.

http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1719434-go-premium-sports-illustr... There's a couple reasons for that. First of all, it's the Broncos' one and only Monday Night Football game of the 2016 season. Oh, and some guy named Brock Osweiler is quarterbacking the Texans. Apparently that's a big deal around here. 

It's definitely a revenge game, but for which interested party I'm not entirely sure. It could be everyone.

Who will come away with that sweet revenge? The analysts at MHH had some ideas about that.

Khalid Alshami (@KhalidHAlshami)

Season Record: 1-5

What's the best medicine for a two-game losing streak? A turncoat coming to town in primetime. The Denver defense shows up every week, but you can bet your sweet hiney that this week is different. After 4 years of being unable to hit Osweiler in practices, the defense will unleash hell. Osweiler may be lucky to see a single dropback where he isn't under pressure.

Denver's offense won't get back on track this week, but they won't have to.

Broncos 16, Texans 9

Josh Carney (@JCarney_Sports)

Season Record: 4-2

This looks like the perfect week for a big bounce back win by Denver. The Orange Crush defense gets back on track and gets to Brock Osweiler early and often while shutting down DeAndre HopkinsTrevor Siemian gets right in the passing game, which in turn opens up the running game for C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker

Broncos 23, Texans 13

Chad Jensen (@ChadNJensen)

Season Record: 2-4

The Broncos get their head coach back and an 11-day break between games, which will not only give them time to work on their shortcomings, but get Trevor Siemian healthy. I expect the defense to play with a vengeance vs. Brock and not allow a touchdown.

Broncos 24, Texans 12

Will Keys (@WillKeys6)

Season Record: 3-3

With 11 days to think about it, the Broncos want to get the taste of the last two losses out of their mouth. Unfortunately, Bert Hostetler's penchant for holding onto the ball too long won't bode well against the Broncos defense.

If Denver can keep tabs on Lamar Miller and the emerging C.J. Fiedorowicz, I think they'll be able to pull away in the end with a couple big turnovers.

Broncos 23, Texans 16

Luc Polglaze (@LucPolglaze)

Season Record: 3-3

Ultimately, the Broncos have to show that they can stop the run. There's some real threats you have to match up with; DeAndre Hopkins is a top-five wide receiver in this league when he plays like it. You've got two talented rookies in Braxton Miller and Will Fuller V. Fuller has speed for days, but he's a one-trick pony.

On the other side of the ball, Siemian really has to prove himself this week. This is a do-or-die moment for him.

Broncos 20, Texans 17

Ray Roybal (@RoybalSportTalk)

Season Record: 4-2

Defense overpowers the lackluster Houston offense. Sacks galore! Siemian and the offense get back on schedule!

Broncos 24, Texans 10

Adam Uribes (@auribes37)

Season Record: 3-3

The Denver D gets over its slow starts and puts together a solid game that doesn't have the hiccups it's been experiencing as of late. They pick off Brent once and get him down at least four times. 

The offense continues to sputter, but they do just enough to eek out a win in front of a national crowd. Booker has a big game and Siemian looks better than he he did last week.

Broncos 20, Texans 13

There you have it. Let's hope the Broncos live up to the optimistic standard we've set for them.

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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