It's long been said that the best way to beat a Peyton Manning offense is to keep Peyton Manning off the field. The Houston Texans might be ideally suited to do just that.
The Texans (2-0) will play Manning and the Denver Broncos (1-1) on Sunday coming off a win over the Jaguars in which Houston dominated possession time with a ground-control attack. The Texans' defense was able to allow a mere nine first downs to the Jaguars while only being on the field for 38 plays.
In fact, Houston leads the NFL through two weeks in time of possession, holding the ball for 39 minutes a game. Denver, meanwhile, is near the bottom of the league. The Broncos rank 28th out of 32 teams in time of possession, holding the ball for only 26:08 per game through two weeks.