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2019 Schedule
5-8, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock won over two of his most experienced teammates Sunday. Linebacker Von Miller said "he's a f—-king rock star ... you're going to have to censor that." And safety Kareem Jackson said " he played a hell of a game." Lock threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

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Lock throws 3 TDs in first half as Broncos beat Texans 38-24

Rookie Drew Lock threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns, Kareem Jackson had an interception and returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown against his former team as the Denver Broncos built a huge first-half lead and coasted 38-24 over the Houston...

Attaochu gives fumble recovery to Jackson for 70-yard TD (0:45)
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Lock erupts for 3 TDs in first half vs. Texans (1:05)
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Lock hits Fant for a 14-yard TD (0:18)
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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos inactives: T Calvin Anderson, DL Jonathan Harri, G Ron Leary, C Patrick Morris, LB Malik Reed, CB Shakial Taylor, WR Juwann Winfree.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Malik Reed has also moved from the pre-game workout group over to work with Von Miller as the trainers look on. Reed, like Miller, is moving better than he did earlier in the week.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos linebacker Von Miller going through a pre-game workout. He looks far better then he did last Sunday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On Ja'Wuan James, who has played 32 snaps all season because of a knee injury -- he played 10 snaps Week 1 in Oakland and 22 snaps Week 8 in Indianapolis -- Broncos coach Vic Fangio said if James played he would start the game, "but won't play the whole way.'' And when asked why James was formally listed as questionable after he had practiced all week, Fangio said Friday: "Just because ... I don't want to put him out there if he's not going to play good, we'll see how he shows up tomorrow.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos officially list guard Ron Leary (concussion) as out for Sunday's game in Houston -- Austin Schlottmann will start. Linebacker Von Miller (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee) and linebacker Malik Reed are listed as questionable. Coach Vic Fangio said after Friday's practice Miller would likely work out before the game, much like last Sunday, to see if he would play -- "I think he's much better than he was last week, but it could be (a game-time decision), yes.''

Broncos don't match up well against Texans (1:00)
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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting point from Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello today in terms of what the Broncos' lineup against the Chargers looked like after guard Ron Leary left the game with a concussion. Looking at the game video there a large group of snaps when the Broncos had four rookies, four second-year players, two third-year players and the 26-year-old Connor McGovern was most tenured player in the formation, now in his fourth season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos LB Von Miller will be limited in Thursday's practice. "We expect him to do a fair amount, I think,'' coach Vic Fangio said. Miller said he has an MCL injury and "cried real, grown-man tears'' when he couldn't play last week against the Chargers. About playing this week in Houston, Miller said "I'm still taking it day by day ... like I said if I can't get my exotic movements back then, in my opinion, I don't think I need to be out there .. I'm doing everything I can possibly do.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Wednesday Broncos quarterback Drew Lock said rookie guard Dalton Risner is the one who talks the most in the huddle, other than Lock: "Dalton Risner likes to give me a lot of crap in the huddle. Especially in practice, he'll go up to the ball and he'll ask me, and say the exact opposite of the play pretty much, just trying to get me all riled up ... Buzz Lightyear was used 'Infinity and Beyond' with the (wristband), they got all of it ready for me.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio said Broncos guard Ron Leary remains in the concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio said Wednesday linebacker Von Miller (knee) would practice on a limited basis. On tackle Ja'Wuan James (knee), who hasn't played since re-injuring his knee 10 plays into the Broncos' Week 8 loss to Indianapolis, Fangio said: "I expect that he should be ready to go, how we'll play him, if we play him, remains to be seen. One of the things is Elijah (Wilkinson) has been playing pretty damn good too. (James) is not ready to play an entire game anyway, so we'll figure that out.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Lock said he got his first look at this week's gameplan Tuesday night and that he reviewed it more Wednesday morning. On last week's gameplan, he said: "I wouldn't necessarily say last week was simple, but we definitely tried to keep a clear head for me, make some of our plays, you know, what we're checking to and this and that, a little easier. I might get a little more this week.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Also Wednesday, Lock said one of his biggest takeaways after reviewing the win over the Chargers was "in college I might have been away to get away with a couple decisions like (his interception). These guys are quicker, these guys are faster, these guys are smarter, I'm not going to get away with things as much as I did in college ... Being able to realize the little decisions throughout the game can really affect the big picture of the game.''

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.431st
Rushing Yards108.316th
Points For16.529th
Points Against19.8