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2016 Monday Night Football Live: Houston Texans v. Denver Broncos (First Quarter)

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The Houston Texans head to Denver for a Monday Night Football clash with the defending champion Broncos. Talk about what's happening on the field as it transpires in Battle Red Blog's live open game thread for Texans-Broncos.

Super Bowl winning coach Gary Kubiak.
Super Bowl winning coach Gary Kubiak.
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Much has been made of Brock Osweiler's return to Denver this week, but there's another Texans-Broncos storyline that hasn't gotten nearly as much play. Namely, that the Houston Texans will play their first regular season game against a team that employs Gary Kubiak, Wade Phillips, and a whole lot of other people who worked for the Houston Texans not long ago. Although the majority of the Texans' fan base was happy to see Kubes & Co. win the big one last February, I wonder whether Houston fans would have been quite as magnanimous had the Broncos beaten the Texans en route to the Lombardi Trophy.

Tonight, the Broncos will attempt to do just that as both teams strive to improve their records to 5-2. Time to find out if either squad has an advantage from the familiarity the players and coaches have with each other from their previous time together.

This is your first open thread for the Monday Night Football battlefight between your Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos. Share your observations, thoughts, and musings about all things Houston, Texan, and/or Bronco in real time in the Comments below.

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