For Brock Osweiler, preparing for AFC West teams like the San Diego Chargers feels…familiar.
Sunday will mark the second consecutive week, Osweiler will face a former division opponent that he studied twice a year during each of his four seasons in Denver.
"I think the one thing that it allows me to do is that I know their personnel a little bit," Osweiler said Wednesday. "I know what (defensive coordinator) Coach (John) Pagano wants to do schematically. Obviously, I'm expecting some game-plan adjustments that maybe I haven't seen before, but certainly I feel like San Diego is more of a common opponent in my eyes."
Last season as a Bronco, Osweiler started against the Chargers in Week 17 and threw a career-long 72-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the second play of the game.
While the Texans fell 27-20 loss to the Raiders on Monday night, Osweiler had one of his better performances of the season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans starting quarterback hopes to build on some of those positives, heading into Sunday's game against the Chargers.
"The receivers, the tight ends, the backs, they all did great as far as winning against man-to-man coverage," Osweiler said. "In zone, I think they all did a tremendous job of finding the soft spots and the holes and the offensive line gave me time. So I just really think it all boils down to us consistently improving in practice. Our chemistry is growing with every single day that we spend together and obviously, my knowledge of the offense is getting better and better each week."
The (6-4) Texans will host the (4-6) Chargers on Sunday with kickoff set for 12 p.m. on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out some of the best shots from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for the Chargers on Sunday.