In back-to-back weeks, the Texans defense will face a former quarterback under center. After defeating Brock Osweiler and the Miami Dolphins, Houston travels to Denver to take on Case Keenum and the Broncos.
"I love Case," J.J. Watt said. "He's a great guy. Obviously, been around, had some incredible plays in this league, so looking forward to seeing him, looking forward to playing against him. Should be good."
In 2012, Keenum signed with the Texans as a college free agent and spent his rookie season on the practice squad. As a Texan, he threw for 2,195 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 10 games between 2013-14. This season, Keenum has completed 184-of-288 for 2,110 yards, 10 passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and 10 interceptions.
"Great player, very smart, knows defenses very well," Jadeveon Clowney said. "Disguises are going to be very, very big. So, we just have to get ready to play this week. It'll be a great matchup."
Through eight games this season, Watt and Clowney have wreaked havoc for opposing quarterbacks. Watt ranks second in the NFL with 8.0 sacks and has recorded 10 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two passes defensed and 13 quarterback hits. Clowney has nine tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 11 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.
"I've seen firsthand how good he (Watt) is and the game-wrecker that he can be," Keenum said. "They have a couple of other guys on that side of the ball with (Jadeveon) Clowney and (Whitney) Mercilus and some other guys that can do very similar things. We've got our work cut out for us as an offense."
The (5-3) Texans will travel to Denver to face the (3-5) Broncos on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
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