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This may sound as broad as possible, but the Broncos need to put points on the board.
It's easier said than done, but what do I mean by this?
The Texans have faced two cupcake opponents to start the season. They have faced the Dolphins and the Jaguars, two teams that are expected to be at the bottom of the standings by the time the season ends. The Dolphins had a rookie quarterback start his first game, while the Jaguars started a second-year quarterback who was arguably the worst starting quarterback in the NFL last season.
The point is the defense hasn't faced anybody of note thus far.
Now they face an offense led by Peyton Manning. Big difference.
If the Broncos can cut the turnovers down, move the ball down the field as they did against a similar defense in Pittsburgh and put points on the board, it will be to Denver's advantage.
If the Broncos put points on the board and force Houston into a shootout, it gives Denver their best chance to win.
Although the Texans aren't short of talent on the offensive side of the ball, the true strength of the team lies in the defense. This was proven when rookie quarterback T.J. Yates took the team to the second round of the playoffs.
Matt Schaub is not a slouch of a quarterback, but it's not as if he's an elite quarterback either. The Texans are not exactly the New Orleans Saints; they're not a team that wins shootouts week after week.
If you put the Texans offense in unfamiliar territory, you give yourselves the best chance to win.
In order to do that, the Broncos will need to put up points on the board—a lot of them.