Denver Broncos at Houston Texans

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting in Week 1 of the NFL preseason includes a matchup in Houston as the Texans host the Denver Broncos.

Houston is a 2.5 point NFL betting favorite with a total of 34.5 in NFL week 1 odds.

Football betting stats show that Denver finished last year 7-9 while Houston finished 8-8. NFL betting stats show that the Broncos are starting the preseason on the road for the 11th straight year. The Broncos are 11-2 in preseason openers and 39-17 overall in the preseason under head coach Mike Shanahan according to football betting stats. Including regular-season action, the Broncos face the Texans for the sixth year in a row according to football betting numbers. The last meeting between the two teams was in December of last season as the Texans defeated the Broncos 31-13. The Broncos are 4-0 all-time against Houston in the preseason according to NFL betting stats. They are 2-0 in preseason action at Houston according to football betting numbers. The two teams met in 2006 in football betting preseason action and the Broncos won 17-14. Denver is 24-24 all-time in their preseason openers according to NFL betting stats. They are 12-8 on the road according to football betting stats in those openers. Denver has added some nice additions in the off-season according to football betting experts. They picked up free agents Boss Bailey, Darrell Jackson, Michael Pittman and Casey Wiegmann to name a few. Denver is looking for a rebound season from quarterback Jay Cutler who begins his third NFL season. He probably won’t get much playing time on Saturday according to football betting experts.

The Texans have a 5-3 record in the preseason the last two years under head coach Gary Kubiak. Last year the Texans were 2-2 in the preseason according to football betting stats. Running the ball has been successful for the Texans in the preseason. They have out-rushed their opponent in their last five preseason games according to football betting stats. A couple of players to watch according to football betting experts are wide receiver Jacoby Jones who has scored a touchdown in three straight preseason games and backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels who has thrown a TD in seven straight preseason games.

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