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While it is a bit too early to crown the Texans AFC champs, they have certainly been the most complete team in the conference so far with a 4-0 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total has been split 2-2 in their first four games.
Houston’s offense, led by quarterback Matt Schaub, has rolled-up 31.5 points a game behind a passing attack that is averaging 233.8 yards a game to complement a running game that is adding another 136.5 yards on the ground.
There are no concerns about a slow start for San Diego this season with three straight-up victories in its first four games and a 3-1 record against the spread as well. The only setback was an ugly 27-3 loss to Atlanta as three-point favorites at home, but the Chargers won their other three games by a combined 43 points.
Their offense, behind a revitalized Philip Rivers at quarterback, has been very efficient with the ball.
Peyton Manning gets a chance to face an old nemesis this Sunday afternoon with his new team. The Broncos come into this matchup at 2-2 both straight-up and against the spread after pounding Oakland 37-6 last Sunday as 6.5-point favorites at home. It was clearly Manning’s best performance this season after missing all last year recovering from neck surgery.
The key to pulling off the upset on the road clearly lies in his hands,