Broncos too strong for injury-hit Texans

Brock Osweiler did not exactly show his former side the Denver Broncos what they were missing as his Houston Texans team suffered a 27-9 loss to the reigning Super Bowl champions on Monday night.

The quarterback, who swapped the Broncos for the Texans in the close season, threw for just 131 yards and no touchdowns, while a bad night got even worse for injury-hit Houston when right tackle Derek Newton suffered what looked like a serious injury to both knees.

As for Denver, it was an excellent night for the running backs as C.J Anderson and Devontae Booker helped them snap a two-game losing streak. They both ran for a touchdown and had 107 and 83 yards respectively.

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak was delighted to get back to winning ways: “We really got off to a rough start, made two big third downs early that got called back for holding calls and then a bunch of penalties.

“But the thing I’m proud of is we stuck with our game plan. We needed to play physical, win the line of scrimmage and defensively we held them to some field goals and offensively we got going in the second quarter.

“Just looking at the big picture — good defence, good red-zone play offensively, winning the turnover battle gives you a chance to win in this league.”