Texans vs. Broncos live blog: 16-9 Broncos, FINAL

The Houston Texans take on the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

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First quarter

13:43 — The Texans are unable to pickup a first down and have to go three-and-out. RB Dameon Pierce had two carries for eight yards, but his second carry was stuffed for no gain on third-and-2 from Houston’s 33.

10:58 — The Broncos were moving the ball pretty well, picking up two first downs, but stalled out third-and-11 at the Houston 48. The ensuing punt went into the end zone for a touchback.

8:40 — Pierce stumbles in the backfield on a third-and-1 from their own 40 as soon as he takes the handoff. OLB Randy Gregory tags Pierce, but catches some face mask in the process that the officials miss.

6:01 — CB Steven Nelson had a nice pass breakup on a double reverse pass. WR Jerry Jeudy was injured on the play.

5:47 — Houston commits a combination of defensive offsides and pass interference (CB Derek Stingley) to setup the Broncos first-and-goal at the 2-yard line.

5:43 — QB Russell Wilson throws a fade on the left side for WR Courtland Sutton. Replay shows Sutton’s toes were out of bounds.

5:40 — Stingley breaks up the same play for Sutton.

5:33 — Wilson has his pass batted at the line of scrimmage and WR Kendall Hinton catches the pass out of bounds.

5:30 — K Brandon McManus’ 20-yard field goal is good. 3-0, Broncos

2:28 — On a third-and-5 from the Denver 22, QB Davis Mills misses RB Rex Burkhead down near the goal line left side.

2:23 — K Ka’imi Fairbairn nails a 40-yard field goal. 3-3

1:39 — DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo gets tagged for offsides on a third-and-5 at the Denver 30.

1:39 — Houston commits defensive holding, causing an automatic first down.


Second quarter

14:16 — DE Rasheem Green sacks Wilson for a 6-yard loss.

13:31 — Wilson has a dump off for RB Melvin Gordon that goes for six yards on third-and-16 from the Denver 45.

7:24 — Fairbairn hits a 44-yard field goal. 6-3, Texans

5:50 — The Texans defense forces another Broncos punt, and P Corliss Waitman’s punt goes to the Texans’ 33-yard line; favorable field position. The Texans have two timeouts remaining in the first half.

4:15 — Houston has to punt the ball away.

0:23 — The Texans defense holds the Broncos on goal-to-go. McManus boots a 24-yard field goal. 6-6

0:20 — Houston decides to take a knee and go to halftime.





Mills: 12/20, 93 yards

Pierce: 8 carries, 39 yards

Brandin Cooks: 3 catches, 31 yards

Green: 1.0 sack



Wilson: 6/19, 93 yards

Javonte Williams: 7 carries, 46 yards

Sutton: 3 catches, 66 yards


Third quarter

13:47 — On a second-and-16 from the Broncos’ 19, Sutton seemingly makes a grab at the Denver 45-yard line, but LB Christian Kirksey manages to wrest control of the ball on the way to the ground.

8:36 — The Texans got as far as the Broncos’ 6-yard line, but they weren’t able to punch it in. Fairbairn’s 24-yard field goal gives Houston a tenuous lead. 9-6, Texans

8:33 — Williams appears to be bottled up in the backfield, but breaks tackles for a 17-yard gain out to the Denver 42-yard line.

7:56 — LB Kevin Pierre-Louis is injured on a Williams 2-yard gain and being tended to by trainers.

6:35 — The Broncos go for it on fourth-and-2 with Wilson hitting Sutton for a 6-yard gain to the Houston 44. Stingley was injured on the play.

3:24 — The Broncos incur a delay of game on their 54-yard field goal attempt. McManus is then waved off and Denver elects to punt.


Fourth quarter

15:00 — Pierre-Louis is questionable to return with a groin injury.

12:42 — Wilson hits TE Eric Saubert for a 22-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. 13-9, Broncos

10:37 — Mills gets sacked on a third-and-7 from the Denver 38.

4:25 — McManus hits a 50-yard field goal. 16-9, Broncos

1:27 — On a fourth-and-15 from the Denver 38, Mills overthrows WR Nico Collins deep right.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire