Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Houston Faces Old Nemesis, New Team Week 3 Test against Manning in Denver

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Houston Faces Old Nemesis, New Team Week 3 Test against Manning in Denver

Article excerpt

The Houston Texans have made it look easy so far, opening with a pair of 20-point victories.

The Texans (2-0) will get a more intriguing test this week, when they face old nemesis Peyton Manning in Denver.

It's also a homecoming of sorts for Houston coach Gary Kubiak, who backed up John Elway with the Broncos from 1983-91 and later worked on Denver's staff under Mike Shanahan. Houston lost 24-23 in Denver in 2010, when Tim Tebow was the Broncos' quarterback.

Now it's Manning, who owns a 16-2 record against the Texans from his days with Indianapolis. The four-time MVP sat out last season to recover from neck surgery, while the Texans and their defense took over the division that Manning used to own.

Houston's defense hasn't missed a beat in 2012, stifling its first two opponents.

The Texans forced four turnovers in an opening 30-10 win against Miami, then held Jacksonville to 117 yards, a record-low for a Houston opponent, in a 27-7 rout Sunday.

Jacksonville gained only nine first downs and went 0 for 9 on third down. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.