The Houston Texans had a big win at home against the New England Patriots at home last Sunday night. Houston would be completely different at home on Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos.
Drew Lock torched the Texans defense in his second career start by completing 22-of-27 passes for 309 yards three touchdowns and one interception in a 38-24 win for Denver over Houston.
Lock also rushed for 15 yards on three carries in this game. He threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Noah Fant in the first-quarter. Fant caught four passes for 113 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Keke Coutee fumbled the ball and J. Attaochu recovered the fumble. He then handed the football off to Kareem Jackson and Jackson scored on a 70-yard return for a touchdown.
Drew Lock threw a 8-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Heuerman in the second-quarter. That was his only reception in the game.
Lock threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Royce Freeman to give them a 31-3 lead right before halftime with 37 seconds remaining. Freeman caught two passes for eight yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for 24 yards on eight carries.
Phillip Lindsay scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown on the opening drive in the third-quarter for Denver. He rushed for 51 yards on 16 carries and a score. Lindsay also caught two passes for four yards receiving.
Deshaun Watson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the third-quarter. Watson finished with completing 28-of-50 passes for 292 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 44 yards on six carries and two touchdowns.
Hopkins caught seven receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 12 yards on one carry.
Coutee caught five passes for 68 yards receiving.
The leading rusher in this game for Houston was Carlos Hyde with 73 yards on 14 carries. He also caught two passes for 15 yards receiving.
Watson scored on a 3-yard rushing touchdown and a 6-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth-quarter for the Texans.
With the loss, Houston still sits in first place in the AFC South. Even if the Tennessee Titans win on the road against the Oakland Raiders (6-6), they will still be in first at the moment.
If the Kansas City Chiefs take down the New England Patriots (10-2), Kansas City will move into the third spot in the AFC.
Denver (5-8) will be on the road against Kansas City (8-4) next Sunday.
The Houston Texans (8-5) will have a huge AFC Divisional Showdown with first place on the line next Sunday on the road against the Tennessee Titans (7-5).