Broncos win ugly over Texans

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The Broncos got their first win of the season today, but it wasn’t pretty.

In a game full of questionable decisions by first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett and scattered passing by new franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, the Broncos managed to survive and beat the Texans 16-9.

But it’s hard to see how the Broncos, a team that entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations, can be happy with this game. Just as he had in the Broncos’ Week One loss in Seattle, Hackett made a series of bad decisions with play calling, clock management and fourth down management. The Broncos did such a bad job of managing the game that by the end, the Denver crowd had resorted to loudly counting down the play clock to try to keep the offense from getting delay of game penalties.

Wilson completed just 14 of 31 passes for 219 yards, with one touchdown, one interception and three sacks. The Broncos need him to be much better than that.

The 0-1-1 Texans are not a good team, but they’ve played hard for new coach Lovie Smith two weeks in a row. The Broncos are a much more talented team than the Texans, but they’re not playing well for Hackett.

20 responses to “Broncos win ugly over Texans

  1. Id say so far Russ is looking good to go on not getting any MVP votes again this year.

    Just brutal, horrid display of qb play.

    250 million sure doesnt buy what it used too.

  2. The Texans a the worst football orgaization ever.
    They should disband and never be heard from again.
    Don’t waste your time and/or you money on this pitiful professional football operation

  3. Yes a great team win for the Donks. Letting Russ cook doesn’t do much these days. An ugly, lucky. terrible game but hey its a win. Lets Ride!!

  4. Can’t wait to see which of his teammates / coaches Wilson blames for his poor play this week.

  5. Hackett needs to drop the play calling and learn how to be a HC. Looks like Seattle got rid of Russell right on time. These two are straight up destined for failure. Hackett is a joke and should be fired before it gets too much further out of hand.

  6. Hackett is not a good coach, not getting plays in on time and caused another delay of game on a FG and people trying to put that on Russ are clearly biased, and have been waiting for this moment.

  7. Anyone who has been watching Russell Wilson the last few years could see he had become a mediocre quarterback. The Seahawks fleeced the Broncos and Wilson helped them with his non stop self promotion. Broncos will be bad for years.

  8. Russell is no win situation. He is expected to fill the shoes of Elway and Manning and that’s not easy.

  9. I’m not sure who the bigger problem is, Coach Hackett or the guaranteed $165M QB. Both look pretty bad right now.
    Russell’s mega contract is bad enough, but they also sent 2 firsts and 2 seconds to Seattle to enable the privilege of offering all that money. Ouch, that’s going to hurt a while.

  10. Not impressed with this Broncos team at all. Wilson looks average and the coaching decisions are head-scratchers. I know it’s early,but so far,not so good. This game was ugly.

  11. This coach is in way over his head. Cool stat from today’s game 2 delay of game penalties last year 2 the whole season under Fangio.

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