Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/4/12
The 2012 Denver Broncos' schedule has looked tough from the time it was released.The home tilt starts with a rematch from last year's playoff game against the Steelers.Opening night on national TV will be a huge game but the Broncos have a much tougher and bigger game at home this season.The Houston Texans visit Sports Authority Field on Sept. 23 for a Week 3 match-up of teams with Super Bowl dreams.Houston and Denver made it to the Divisional Round last season and expectations are higher this year.The Texans are considered an AFC powerhouse.Several experts are picking the Texans with a healthy Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson as the AFC representative in the Super Bowl and some see them winning the whole thing.This early season game in Denver will give the Broncos a chance to see how close they are to being a Super Bowl team.The Texans will bring a tough defense that, even with the loss of sack master Mario Williams, will be considered one of the best in the league. The defense is coa...
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