Despite a late rally, the Broncos (1-1) couldn't completely erase a one-time 27-7 deficit at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons, ultimately falling 27-21 in Week 2. Although they out-gained Atlanta by 61 yards offensively, Manning threw three interceptions and was sacked three times, finishing with a quarterback rating of 58.5.
The Houston Texans, on the other hand, come into this Week 3 showdown following convincing wins over the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars to start the season. Houston's bruising rushing attack doomed Jacksonville in Week 2, as running back Arian Foster paced the offense with 110 yards on the ground and a touchdown, while backup Ben Tate ran two touchdowns in and rushed for 74 yards against the Jaguars. Foster also added six receptions for 37 yards, with Tate nabbing four passes through the air for 23 yards.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. CT at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and the game will be televised on CBS.