Having a short week in the NFL is always a tough task to overcome, but after the game is played is where not playing for a long period of time always helps.
With the Denver Broncos having 10 days in between their games it gives the team a chance to be better prepared for the next opponent. And with their playoff destiny in their own hands, the Broncos have a chance to make sure that when the season ends they are the ones on top for their conference. While the Houston Texans do not pose much of a threat to the Broncos on paper at least, the extra time that they have to look at their film from will certainly be beneficial.
I believe having the extra days off gives the Broncos a great chance for players to get healthy too. This team has overcome quite a few injuries to key players. Perhaps we will see Wes Welker, who could not play in the last game due to a concussion, return to practice. Having key players back would really benefit the team at this point of the season. Having a full team before the playoffs begin would be a great benefit to preparation.
The last thing that having a few extra days off would help is that it allows the team to refocus and be mentally prepared for the challenges that lie ahead in the final two weeks of the season. With everything riding on these final two games, the Broncos look forward to putting the loss behind them and beginning the run to the postseason and beyond.