Broncos beat an old teammate, top Houston 27-9

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos must have enjoyed the company of Brock Osweiler while he was with the team last season, because they were in close contact with him throughout much of Monday’s 27-9 win over Houston.

Osweiler was constantly harassed while completing 22 of his 41 passes for just 131 yards and no touchdowns. It was his first meeting with the Broncos since leaving the team for a free-agent package from the Texans last offseason. He often made risky throws to DeAndre Hopkins in double coverage and fumbled in the fourth quarter to set up a game-clinching field goal.

C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker gave the Broncos a productive ground game, while Trevor Siemian threw for 157 yards and a TD. Anderson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown, and Booker had 83 yards and a TD on 17 carries.

Denver is 5-2 and tied for first with Oakland in the AFC West after ending a two-game losing streak.

The Texans are 4-3 and one game ahead of Indianapolis and Tennessee in the AFC South.

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