Denver Broncos fall short on comeback vs. Texans
The Denver Broncos suffered yet another loss at the hands of the Houston Texans. It was a valiant effort that just slipped away at the end.
If there is anything that indicates how heartbreaking this season has been, Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans just shows what kind of season the Denver Broncos are having. Unfortunately, being close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
Coming into this game, the Denver Broncos have lost by a combined 14 points against the Kansas City Chiefs twice and the Los Angeles Rams. Chalk up another close loss at the hands of the Houston Texans.
I will give my props to Case Keenum. For the first time this season, he did not throw an interception. He quietly had a decent game. His performance gave Denver the chance to get the win. He was able to utilize his tight ends very well in the second half.
I also will give it up to Jeff Heuerman and Matt Lacosse, who played phenomenally. Hopefully, the team can utilize the tight end position going forward.
I believe what played a big part in this game was Vance Joseph’s decision to go for a 62-yard field goal towards the end of the first half. Because of the miss, Houston was able to drive down the field and score a field goal of their own before halftime.
Kicking ended up being the big factor at the end. Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal as time expired. It was just another heartbreaking defeat by the Denver Broncos. Reverse those four losses and Denver would be sitting pretty going into the bye.
Now Denver will need to find some answers with the week off. At 3-6, it is still possible to go on a run to the postseason. But the remaining schedule will make this a rather daunting task.