Week 13: Denver Broncos at Houston Texans

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By PlayActionReal

Texans 22 – Broncos 17

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You’re boy PlayActionReal, watched the Denver Broncos come to Houston to play my Texans. Today the Houston defense showed up big! This team put a stop to the Broncos 5 game winning streak. 

Will Anderson Jr was a huge factor in this game. After holding the Broncos to a punt Will Anderson Jr tipped the punt to put the ball across the 50 yard line for the Texans second drive of the day. 

With a short field, CJ Stroud hit Brevin Jordan for a 27-yard catch. The Texans run game was stuffed on 3rd down. Matt Ammendola kicked a chip shot to get some points on the board for Houston. 

The Texans defense made the Broncos punt 4 drives in a row in the first half. After Denver’s second punt, CJ threw a beautiful pass to Nico Collins (9 rec. 191 yds 1TD) for a 52 yard gain. 

On the same drive, the Texans decided to go for it on 4th and 2. Alex Singleton, the Denver linebacker was called for a personal foul. That made it an easy 3 yard touchdown for Dameon Pierce to make it 0-10 late in the 1st quarter. 

After the 3rd Denver punt the Texans settled for another field goal. Denver would get themselves a field goal at the end of the half. This was Denver’s best drive this far. They tried to run the ball a little more because Russell Wilson was under pressure. After the teams exchange punts, the Broncos knelt the ball to go to halftime. 

The Texans forced a three-and-out on the first possession of the second half when Anderson sacked Wilson on first down and Jonathan Greenard took him down on third down. Houston pushed the lead to 16-3 on Matt Ammendola’s 38-yard field goal.

Texans rookie defensive end Will Anderson Jr., the third overall pick in the draft, had the best game of his young career. The former Alabama star had two sacks, four quarterback hits, deflected one of the balls that Stingley intercepted and deflected a punt.

Denver would strike quickly with 6 minutes left in the 3rd quarter Denver had a short field after a bad Texans punt. Wilson threw a great pass to Courtland Sutton for a 45 yard touchdown. Denver isn’t out of it yet, 10-16. 

The Broncos got a stop and were driving on the ensuing possession when Stingley hopped in front of a pass intended for Courtland Sutton to give Houston the ball back. 

The Texans cashed in on the miscue when Collins scored on a 3-yard reception on the second play of the fourth quarter. The 2-point conversion failed to leave Houston up 22-10.

Early in the fourth quarter, Wilson’s 41-yard pass to Jerry Jeudy got Denver to the 1, and the QB ran for the touchdown on the next play to cut Houston’s lead to 22-17.

Jimmie Ward intercepted Denver’s Russell Wilson in the end zone with 9 seconds left to help the Houston Texans hold on for a 22-17 win over the Broncos on Sunday. 

Houston rookie C.J. Stroud threw for 274 yards to end a streak of four straight games with at least 300 yards passing. Star rookie receiver Tank Dell injured his ankle in the first half and was carted off the field. 

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