5. Denver Broncos: Week 16
Speaking of Luck at quarterback, he was drafted to fill the shoes of Peyton Manning. Manning, who is now in his second season with the Broncos, will meet the Texans in Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season.
The matchup against the Broncos, will be the Texans’ last home game of the regular season. This is a crucial game for the franchise, as it can prepare them for what they can expect from team’s in the playoffs.
But with that said, it may not prove to be as tough as test depending on how both team’s schedules play out.
If this is not a game either team really needs to win, the two may sit out most of their starters to hide plays and rest players,
Whether both team’s do with their starters in Week 16, Manning will be a key part of the Texans’ gameplan. The defense will rely on the play of J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing to shut down Manning.