by JAKE GONZALEZ
To wrap up week seven of the NFL, the Denver Broncos hosted the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Houston hoped to carry momentum after an overtime victory against the Colts. Denver hoped to bounce back to their normal ways after back to back losses. Denver won the coin toss and elected to kick off.
In the first quarter, both defenses were able to limit the abilities of the offenses. Houston was first on the board with a 43 yard field goal from kicker, Nick Novak. With 21 seconds left, Nick Novak made another field goal from 43 yards. Denver was unable to score which gave the Texans a 6-0 lead.
The Denver Broncos’ offense began to click in the second quarter. Moving the chains through the run, C.J. Anderson and second string running back Devontae Booker effectively moved the ball down field. This resulted in a 7 yard touchdown run by C.J. Anderson, giving the Broncos a 7-6 lead after the PAT. Denver striked again on their next possession with a 4 yard pass from Trevor Siemian to Demaryius Thomas. After the PAT Denver extended their lead to 14-6 going into halftime.
Opening the second half, Denver received the ball but they were unable to score. The Texans scored first in the third quarter with yet another field goal. This time from 29 yards. Houston shortened the lead to 5 points. This changed with 40 seconds left when rookie, Devontae Booker, scored a 1 yard rushing touchdown. Denver lead 21-9.
Denver Broncos’ defense did not allow the Texans to score in the fourth quarter, holding them to nine points. Denver won the game 27-9 after 2 made field goals from Brandon McManus. As expected, Denver bounced back at home with their lively crowd on their side.