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Brock Osweiler's highly-anticipated reunion against his former team will take place in a Monday Night primetime matchup, according to the 2016 NFL schedule release on Thursday.
Osweiler and the Texans head to Mile High Stadium, where he helped lead the Broncos to a 5-2 record in his seven starts last season, in Week 7 this fall.
The 25-year-old quarterback, who spent the entirety of his four-year NFL career with the Broncos, isn't worried about playing under the spotlight of a Texans-Broncos reunion.
"I'm sure I'll have mixed emotions throughout the day, but kind of like I spoke to earlier, when the game starts I'm only worried about being the best teammate I can be and doing my job to the best of my abilities and ultimately, helping the Houston Texans get a victory while we're up there," Osweiler said in his March 10 press conference.
In four years (2012-15) with the Denver Broncos, Osweiler completed 187-of-305 passes (61.3%) for 2,126 yards and 11 touchdowns in 21 games (seven starts). In 2015, he led Denver to a 5-2 record in seven starts, completing 170-of-275 passes (61.8%) for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns, six interceptions and an 86.4 passer rating. He was selected as AFC Offensive Player of the Week after winning his first career NFL start at Chicago (11/22/15), completing 20-of-27 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and a 127.1 passer rating.
Tackle Chris Clark will also be returning to face his former Broncos team for the first time since becoming a Texan. A seven-year veteran, Clark spent five seasons with the Broncos (2010-2014) before being acquired by Houston in a trade on Aug. 31, 2015. Clark played in 11 games last season in Houston and made four starts at both left and right tackle.
The Texans kickoff against the Broncos is set for Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The Texans will travel 15,308 miles in the 2016 regular season, and play in these venues.