After a disappointing loss in Week 1, the Broncos return to Denver for his or her first residence recreation of the common season. As they welcome the Texans (0-0-1), Russell Wilson will make his residence debut and look to get Denver into the win column. Whereas a victory eluded the Broncos in Seattle, their offense confirmed some promising indicators; Wilson related with Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton for 174 yards and a landing, Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III mixed to common greater than 5 yards per carry and the Broncos transformed on eight of 15 third-down tries. The offense’s woes — together with penalties and a fumble apiece by Williams and Gordon simply yards shy of the tip zone — are correctable. In opposition to Houston’s protection, they’re going to have to take higher care of the soccer, significantly in opposition to defensive finish Jerry Hughes. In Week 1, Hughes recorded an interception, a pressured fumble and two sacks. Mixed with a top-three draft decide in cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., the Texans’ defensive unit is to not be neglected.
On the opposite facet of the ball, Denver’s protection might want to play a extra full recreation than the one per week in the past. The Broncos resolved their first-half issues and locked down the Seahawks within the closing two stanzas, as Bradley Chubb recorded two sacks and Randy Gregory recorded a pressured fumble within the second half. Texans QB Davis Mills was promising in Week 1, however with Pat Surtain II going up in opposition to receiver Brandin Cooks, will he be as profitable? If Denver’s go rush can get residence a bit extra typically, the Broncos may very well be in good condition to even their report at 1-1. The most important query, although, will likely be how Denver’s secondary fares with out Justin Simmons, who will miss at the very least 4 weeks on injured reserve with a quad damage.
On this week’s preliminary follow participation report, the Broncos held 5 gamers out of form: Gregory, WR KJ Hamler (knee/hip), ILB Josey Jewell (calf), G/C Quinn Meinerz (hamstring) and DL DeShawn Williams (again). CB Okay’Waun Williams was listed as restricted, and OL Billy Turner practiced in full. And as talked about above, the Broncos will likely be with out Simmons for the close to future.
On Thursday, Hamler, Jewell and Meinerz remained sidelined from follow. Gregory and DeShawn Williams improved to restricted members, and Okay’Waun Williams and Billy Turner practiced in the identical capability as that they had on Wednesday.
In Houston, the Texans withheld OL Justin Britt (not injury-related), DL Maliek Collins (knee) and Hughes (not injury-related) from follow. Three Texans have been additionally restricted in follow: DL Rasheem Inexperienced (thigh), TE Brevin Jordan (ankle), DB Isaac Yiadom (restricted).
After Thursday’s follow, Houston reported that Britt was sidelined once more whereas Collins improved to restricted and Hughes was faraway from the report. Jordan didn’t follow after being restricted on Wednesday, and Inexperienced and Yiadom each improved to full members.
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