Up next for the Houston Texans is the daunting task of facing Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. It’s going to be a challenge, especially for a team who currently holds the number one overall draft pick for the upcoming season.
Wade Phillips, interim head coach of the Texans, spoke about Peyton Manning and how his season has been thus far. From ESPN,
“Just the best year ever of any quarterback,’’ Phillips said.
Asked what he’s seen from Manning that would be a priority for the Texans defense to stop Sunday, Phillips said:
“What haven’t you seen? Guy is going to set every record that’s ever been in the books as far as touchdown passes, yards, four touchdown games, it goes on and on.’’
It’s going to be a tough battle for the Texans to get a win, but you can’t quite count them out, despite Peyton’s incredible statistics.
The Texans, despite a 2-12 record, are, at least statistically, No. 4 overall in defense and No. 2 in pass defense, having allowed 183.3 passing yards per game. As a point of reference this season, Manning has had six games this season when he’s had at least 182 yards passing by halftime.
Well here’s to hoping that the match up will be an interesting one, and not another blowout in favor of Denver.