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Monday Night Football Game Capsule (Week Seven): Houston Texans v. Denver Broncos

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There's some QB overlap, I hear, but what other history is there between the two teams?

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NFL Communications has supplied us with another round of interesting stats and tidbits of information for the Texans' upcoming Monday Night Football clash against the Broncos. Aside from the obvious Brock Osweiler situation, what else has happened between the two AFC teams?

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

HOUSTON TEXANS (4-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (4-2)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

TEXANS

BRONCOS 

SERIES LEADER

3-2

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 0-0

Gary Kubiak: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 26-23 vs. Indianapolis

L 21-13 at San Diego

LAST GAME

12/22/13: Broncos 37 at Texans 13. Denver QB Peyton Manning passes for 400 yards & 4 TDs. Broncos WR Eric Decker has 10 receptions for 131 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/23/12: Texans 31, Broncos 25. Houston QB Matt Schaub passes for 290 yards & 4 TDs. Texans RB Arian Foster rushes for 105 yards.

REFEREE

Carl Cheffers


STATS

PASSING

Brock Osweiler: 134-227-1402-8-8-74.1

Trevor Siemian: 98-151-1054-7-3-92.4

RUSHING

Lamar Miller: 125-520-4.2-1

C.J. Anderson: 94-330-3.5-3

RECEIVING

DeAndre Hopkins: 31-354-11.4-3

Emmanuel Sanders: 36-413-11.5-3

OFFENSE

327.7

323.3

TAKE/GIVE

-4

+3

DEFENSE

315.7

295.0

SACKS

Whitney Mercilus: 4.5

Von Miller: 7.5 (2L)

INTs

3 tied: 1

Aqib Talib: 3 (T2L)

PUNTING

Shane Lechler: 48.1

Riley Dixon: (R) 46.8

KICKING

Nick Novak 48 (9/10 PAT; 13/16 FG)

Brandon McManus: 48 (12/13 PAT; 12/14 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:

QB BROCK OSWEILER was drafted by Denver in the second round (No. 57 overall) in 2012 and spent his fist four seasons (2012-15) with the Broncos. He won five of his seven starts with Denver in 2015.

RB LAMAR MILLER had 178 yards from scrimmage (149 rush, 29 receiving) and two TDs 1 rush, 1 receiving) last week

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS aims for his third MNF game in a row with 100+ receiving yards or a TD.

TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ had six catches for 85 yards and a TD ast week

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had a sack in last meeting with Broncos. He has five sacks in his past four MNF games and aims for his fifth MNF game in a row with a sack. He has eleven sacks in his past eight games (including playoffs).

LB BERNARDRICK MC KINNEY ranks third in the NFL with 60 tackles.

DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY is tied for the NFL lead with 8 TFL.

CBs A.J. BOUYE (6) and JOHNATHAN JOSEPH (5) lead club in PD. Joseph had an INT in his last MNF game.

BRONCOS:

QB TREVOR SIEMIAN is 2-0 as a starter at home.

RB C.J. ANDERSON has 16 TDs (15 rushing, 1 receiving) in his past 16 games at home (including playoffs). Anderson has 219 yards from scrimmage (109.5 per game) and two TDs in his past two MNF games. Also has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 receiving) in his past 11 games (including playoffs).

WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had 8 catches for 123 yards and a TD (36 yards) in his last meeting with the Texans. Thomas has 24 catches in his past three MNF games. He's one of two current NFL players with 6,000+ receiving yards (6,203) and 40+ receiving TDs (44) since 2012.

WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has three TDs in his past two MNF games.

WR BENNIE FOWLER had a TD last week.

LB VON MILLER has 12.5 sacks, 3 FFs and an INT in his past eight games (including playoffs). He has 7.5 sacks in his past four home games, and since 2011, he ranks second in the NFL with 74 sacks.

CB AQIB TALIB has three INTs in past his past five games, including an INT-TD. Talib has nine INT-TDs, tied for fourth-most in NFL history.

LB SHANE RAY has four sacks and a FR-TD in his past five games.

DE DEREK WOLFE has eight sacks in past his past nine home games (including playoffs).

Will DeAndre Hopkins come away with his third 100 yard game in a row on MNF? Similarly, will Whitney Mercilus continue his sack streak? Post your thoughts below.

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