At one time thought to be the heir apparent to Peyton Manning in Denver, Brock Osweiler returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Monday night as Houston’s starting quarterback. The Texans (4-2) currently lead the AFC South while the Broncos (4-2) are looking to snap a two-game losing streak and draw even with the Raiders in the AFC West.
The demise of the Minnesota Vikings was apparently greatly exaggerated. A team that many thought was doomed when Teddy Bridgewater was injured before Week 1 — and especially when Adrian Peterson went down in Week 2 — sits atop the NFC North at 4–0, one of three unbeaten teams left in the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs found a home away from home in NRG Stadium during the 2015-16 season, knocking off the host Texans in Week 1, and again during in the AFC Wild Card Game, running Houston out of its own building, 30-0.
Houston is the reigning AFC South champion and could be even more dangerous on offense this season after adding quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller in free agency. Indianapolis is banking on a bounce-back year from Andrew Luck, who missed nine games a year ago because of injuries.