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C.J.’s been impressive. He’s having one of the best rookie years ever. And he’s got a great gene in him, and it’s called the ‘clutch gene.’ He’s got some ‘it’ in him. You saw that in college, too.”
INACTIVES for Texans vs Broncos
Denver Broncos INACTIVES
TE Nate Adkins
QB Ben DiNucci
C Alex Forsyth
DL Elijah Garcia
Edge rusher Thomas Incoom
Edge rusher Ronnie Perkins
Safety JL Skinner
Houston Texans INACTIVES
RB Mike Boone
G Nick Broeker
WR Xavier Hutchinson
QB Case Keenum
DE Myjai Sanders
TE Dalton Schultz
Stroud lauds Denver defense
In their five-game winning streak, the Broncos have forced turnovers in the last four, with 15 combined over those games.
Stroud's historic rookie year
If the Broncos want to pull off an upset and secure the head-to-head tiebreaker, they'll need to get past Texans QB C.J. Stroud first. And that's not an easy task. The rookie and No. 2 overall draft pick has had an incredible season so far.
Stroud making history in Houston
Let's take a look at Stroud's unique rookie stats. He is now averaging the most passing yards (296.9) by any rookie quarterback in history. Over just the last four games, he's thrown for 1,466 yards, the most by a rookie since the 1970 merger.
He's also tied (with Justin Herbert and Andrew Luck) for the most games with 300 passing yards and two touchdowns by a rookie. He ranks in the top six in three categories: passing yards per game, touchdown-to-interception ratio (19to-5), and passer rating (100.8).
He's the main reason the Texans are even in talks of going to the playoffs this season. They haven't had a winning season since 2019.
High stakes as Broncos take on CJ Stroud's Texans
The Broncos and Texans are both sitting at 6-5 on the season and are the first two teams out of the AFC playoff picture. That means whichever team wins today will secure the head-to-head advantage in any potential tiebreakers in the future.
The Broncos got off to a rocky start, going 1-5 before improving to a five-game winning streak that they'll look to continue against the Texans. This will be their first of three tough games on the road.
With rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud at the helm for the Texans, they've been performing at a much higher level than expected and it won't be an easy win for Denver. However, the Broncos are currently 4-0 against teams with a winning record.
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