- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

HOUSTON (4-2) at DENVER (4-2)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 3-2

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Texans 37-13 on Dec. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Colts 26-23 in overtime; Broncos lost 21-13 at Chargers

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 15, Broncos No. 6

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (10), PASS (30).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (29), PASS (2).

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (19), PASS (27).

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4T), RUSH (22) PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bill O’Brien has never faced Broncos and Gary Kubiak has never faced Texans. … QB Brock Osweiler returns to Denver to face team that drafted him in second round in ‘12. Osweiler went 5-2 when Peyton Manning was hurt last season but was benched for playoff run, then bolted to Houston for four-year, $72 million contract in free agency. … RB Lamar Miller had 178 yards from scrimmage vs. Colts last week with 1 TD catch and 1 TD run. … TE C.J. Fiedorowicz had six catches for 85 yards and TD last week. … DE Jadeveon Clowney tied for NFL lead with eight tackles for loss. … Broncos coming off virtual bye week: they played first game of Week 6 and play last game of Week 7, so they got three-day weekend coming in. … QB Trevor Siemian 2-0 as starter at home. He won first four starts, outdueling Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston before losing at San Diego. … RB C.J. Anderson still looking for first 100-yard game before Halloween in three-year career, but has 16 TDs in past 16 home games. … OLB Von Miller has 12½ sacks, three forced fumbles and interception in past eight games, including playoffs, including 7½ sacks in past four games in Denver. … DE Derek Wolfe has eight sacks in past nine games at home. … Rookie RB Devontae Booker had 46 yards on five carries against Chargers. … Kubiak returns to sideline after missing one game with complex migraine, his second health scare in three years. He also had “mini-stroke” while coaching Texans in 2013. Kubiak said he feels latest episode is unrelated. Fantasy tip: Emmanuel Sanders has three TD catches in past two “MNF” appearances.

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