The Denver Broncos played a bit of spoiler on Sunday as the team was able to feed off a strong first half performance to surprise the NFL.
Well, no one would have expected this. The Denver Broncos have shocked the NFL world. Denver raced out to a 31-3 lead at the half. And Denver did not score another point after the opening drive in the second half, they were still able to get some good plays.
Denver got off to a solid start in the second half, driving down the field that was capped off with a Phillip Lindsay touchdown run. Denver would take a 38-3 lead.
The only thing that I did not like about the second half was the big play that Denver allowed to give Houston their first touchdown of the lead. It appeared as if Chris Harris Jr. was not there to stop DeAndre Hopkins.
Houston would outscore the Broncos 21-7 in the second half, but that does not mean Houston was able to take complete control. Kareem Jackson, coming over to Denver in the offseason, was able to perform to his absolute best against his former team.
Jackson was able to record an interception in the second half that I believe was a big turning point in the game. The Broncos were up 38-17 and it stopped a drive that had the Texans scored, it would have made the game closer than the final score indicated.
I am really impressed at how the offense was able to get points in the first half and the defense was able to keep Houston at bay until the clock read triple zero.
Denver will travel to Kansas City to complete the season series against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday. Great win by the Denver Broncos on the road. Getting a big win against a tough team that could make the postseason is awesome.