Denver Broncos: 11 winners, 4 losers in 16-9 win over Houston Texans

A win is a win, however that used to be unpleasant.

Nathaniel Hackett and the Denver Broncos unquestionably have some severe problems to unravel. But all that issues is Denver discovered a technique to get the 16-9 win over the Houston Texans.

And the Broncos (1-1) attending to paintings thru the ones issues getting a win over Houston (0-1-1) beats doing so on some other difficult loss.

Per the standard, I’m sure to disregard any individual, depart them off or put them in the unsuitable class, so please point out them in the feedback.


Courtland Sutton

The Denver receiver had himself an afternoon. Sutton completed with a game-high seven catches for some other game-high 122 yards. When the Broncos wanted a large play, Sutton used to be the fellow. Hopefully, he’s ready to get in the top zone.

Russell Wilson

Wilson and the Denver offense didn’t glance just right thru lots of the sport, however Wilson delivered his first “game-winning drive” for the Broncos. His 22-yard landing to Eric Saubert early in the fourth quarter used to be a factor of attractiveness. Wilson completed 14 of 31 passing for 219 yards with one landing and one interception. Here’s hoping Wilson and the offense can construct off of this and get some self assurance. Wilson additionally will get his first win as a member of the Broncos.

Eric Saubert

Denver’s tight finish had just one catch however he made probably the most of it. You make the winners checklist whilst you get the lone landing in the sport.

Javonte Williams

Man, it’s so amusing to observe Pookie lift the rock. Eventually, he’s going to damage one unfastened. Williams led the Broncos with 15 carries for 75 yards and a mean of five yards consistent with lift. He additionally had one catch for 10 yards.

Melvin Gordon

Gordon averaged just about 5 yards consistent with rush on his 10 carries for 47 yards. As a crew, the Broncos completed with 31 carries for 149 yards and 4.8 yards consistent with rush. Honorable point out to the Denver offensive line, however Williams and Gordon fought off defenders on the line of scrimmage so much on Sunday.

Randy Gregory

Gregory made some big-time performs for the Broncos protection. And when Denver wanted any individual to step up and make a play, Gregory used to be there to ship. He completed with 3 tackles (2 solo), 3 QB hits, 1 sack and 1 take on for loss.

Caden Sterns

Stepping in for the chief on protection and one of the vital very best safeties in the NFL is a huge ask. But Sterns did truly smartly in a troublesome spot. He led the Broncos in tackles with 6 (5 solo).

Dre’Mont Jones

Opposing groups would do smartly to not disregard about Dre. Sorry, I needed to do it. Push from the defensive position is essential for the protection’s luck and Jones did his section on Sunday. He tied with Stearns for the team-high in tackles with 6 (4 solo), 2 sacks, 1 take on for loss and 1 QB hit.

Damarri Mathis

Mathis noticed extra motion at defensive again since Pat Surtain II were given a shoulder damage. All Mathis did used to be file 5 tackles and one move defended.

The Broncos protection

Any time you grasp an NFL offense to 9 issues, you’re making the checklist.

Broncos Country

Mile High Salute to the enthusiasts for serving to Wilson and the Broncos offense know the time at the play clock. While in all probability a sarcastic chant, it looked as if it would assist. That doesn’t precisely discuss to nice clock and sport control.


Nathaniel Hackett

Anytime a head trainer will get his first NFL win, I simply can’t put him at the sport’s “loser” checklist. However, Hackett will get a each for Sunday. The clock and sport control have been an absolute embarrassment. And we idea Vic Fangio used to be unhealthy.

The collection in the center of the 0.33 quarter highlights all of this.

Hackett calls a handoff on third-and-1 from the Houston 35 … to tight finish Andrew Beck. The play loses a backyard.

Then, Hackett first of all comes to a decision to head for it on fourth-and-2, however 2nd guesses himself and sends out the sphere function unit. Only he waited too lengthy, and, since he most likely didn’t wish to use his 2nd day trip, he took a prolong of sport penalty.

That’s a grasp magnificence in circus-level clock and sport control.

Not to say the 13 Denver consequences.

The just right information is the Broncos gained.


Clock and sport control

Hackett and Wilson take the brunt of this, however this comedy of mistakes falls on all the crew. Through two weeks, the Broncos nonetheless don’t glance ready.


This too falls on training. The 25 consequences thru two video games is probably the most in franchise historical past to start out the season. This should enhance. Against higher groups, Denver can’t devote consequences that push the offense again or give first downs to the opposing offense.

Red zone and third-down offense

The pink zone is still an issue. Against Houston, Wilson and the Broncos have been once more 0-for, this time 0-for-2. Denver is now 0-for-6 in the pink zone during the first two video games.

On 0.33 down, the Broncos have been 3 of 12.

The Loss Vegas Raiders

There isn’t a greater technique to cap off a Denver win than with an epic Raiders loss. Josh McDaniels and Loss Vegas have been up 20 issues over the Arizona Cardinals and misplaced. LOLRaiders.

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