Manning readies for Texans defense
On Wednesday, Denver Broncos Peyton Manning announced that he is planning and preparing himself for the Houston Texans’ tough defense.
After Manning’s three interceptions in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons, Manning is ready to move on and is focused on redeeming himself.
Manning told the public, “We’re kind of past that at this point. We’ve moved on.”
In the past, Manning excelled against the Texans when he was with the Indianapolis Colts. Against the Texans, Manning has 16 wins and 2 losses, with a passer rating of 110.6, and 70.4 percent completion rate.
But that was when the Texans had one of the worst defenses in the league. But after the hiring of defensive coordinator Wade Philips in 2011, the Texans defense increased statistically dramatically. In 2011, Texans finished 4th in scoring defense and 2nd in yards, according to Rant Sports.
Since 2011, the Texans defense continually gotten better as now they are currently ranked 1st in the league. Currently the Texans defense averages about 8.5 points a game, 196 total yards, and 124 passing yards, reported by USA Today.
The 2012 Texans aren’t the same team that Manning used to demolish in the past. He will have to bring his best against the leagues number one rated defense if he doesn’t want to repeat Monday’s game.