The Sunday afternoon matchup between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos stirred up several emotions for fans and players alike. It was the recent return of Denver’s legendary receiver Demaryius Thomas to Mile High after being traded less than a week earlier. Denver welcomed DT back with a huge banner hanging outside of the stadium thanking him for his tenure with the team.
Thomas got off to a hot start racking up 61 quick yards earlier before Deshaun Waston even considered tossing a pass to Houston’s own legend, DeAndre Hopkins. That initial drive was capped off by another Thomas (Jordann) getting in the endzone for his third TD in two weeks.
Hopkins uncharacteristically found himself all alone in the endzone for a TD in the second quarter. Then Fairbairn missed an extra point that would come back to haunt the Texans for much of the 4th quarter.
The second half found the Texans stagnated behind Bill O’Brien’s repetitive play calling and a few unfortunate penalties on the visiting team. Ultimately the Broncos found a way to give the Texan’s a scare late by getting into field goal range with only a few ticks remaining on the clock.
While both teams waited on the outcome of Brandon McManus’s FG attempt, the wind came to a calm and it was all but written for the Texans. The ball was snapped, kicked, and sailed wide right securing a 6th victory for Houston.
Texans are looking to return plenty of injured help after the bye week and they’ll be chasing a team record 7th straight win. Let’s Go Texans.
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