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Texans expect to “make a lot of strides” with Demaryius Thomas

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught three passes for 61 yards for the Texans in a Week Nine game that came just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Broncos. The Texans had a bye last week and head coach Bill O’Brien said that Thomas spent it making sure that he [more]

Bill O’Brien explains decision not to add Adrian Peterson

As the Texans prepare to face Washington and its off-the-couch-in-late-August star tailback, Texans coach Bill O’Brien knows he’ll be facing a guy who may be feeling salty about not getting a chance to play in Houston. So O’Brien is doing his best to give Adrian Peterson no extra motivation, beyond that which he already has. [more]

AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

We’re so accustomed to the Patriots having a bye week in the AFC playoffs that it’s a little shocking to look at the standings right now and realize that this year, it might not happen. Although New England is still the overwhelming favorite to win the AFC East, the results of this week’s games show [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs and Patriots have the lead

As we head into Week 10 of the NFL season, we’re taking our first look at the playoff picture, and the top two teams have separated themselves from the pack. The Chiefs are the top team in the conference, but the Patriots are only a game behind and have the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Chiefs also [more]

Vance Joseph “disappointed” in Demaryius Thomas’ comments

Vance Joseph doesn’t want to get into a he said/he said with Demaryius Thomas. While taking the high road, the Broncos coach admitted he was “disappointed” with his former receiver’s comments to Orange and Blue AM-760 earlier this week. Thomas did more than merely wave good-bye as he left Denver after Sunday’s return trip. Among [more]

Texans claim DeAndre Carter, cut Tyler Ervin

The Texans claimed receiver/returner DeAndre Carter off waivers from the Eagles. They waived Tyler Ervin in a corresponding move. Carter, 25, appeared in seven games with one start. He served as the Eagles’ returner in the absence of Darren Sproles. Carter averaged 10.3 yards on 10 punt returns and 20.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns. [more]

Wes Welker gave Demaryius Thomas strong recommendation

When the Texans began considering trading for Demaryius Thomas, coach Bill O’Brien and General Manager Brian Gaine needed only to walk down the hall to get the inside scoop. Texans offensive assistant Wes Welker and Thomas were teammates in Denver in 2013 and ’14. “They just asked me what type of guy he was,” Welker [more]

Mike Tirico, Curt Menefee to call NFL Network Saturday games in December

NFL Network will air two Saturday games on December 15 and December 22, and now the broadcast teams for those games have been announced. The league-owned network announced today that Curt Menefee, Nate Burleson, Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark will call the Texans-Jets game in Week 15 and the Washington-Titans game in Week 16, while [more]

Demaryius Thomas unloads on John Elway, coaching staff

Demaryius Thomas waited until his return to Denver was over and the Texans had secured the win. Then, he unloaded on his former team. Thomas held nothing back in an interview with Orange & Blue radio (760 AM) on Monday. The receiver criticized General Manager John Elway, head coach Vance Joseph and receivers coach Zach [more]

Vance Joseph “not concerned” about anything Bill O’Brien said

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said after Sunday’s loss to the Texans that he regretted being greedy at the end of the first half when he tried a 62-yard field goal that failed to go through the uprights. The Texans took the ball with 18 seconds left and moved far enough to hit a field goal [more]

Vance Joseph regrets being “greedy” before halftime

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus missed a field goal at the final whistle of Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Texans, but that wasn’t the only miss on the mind of Broncos coach Vance Joseph after the game. Joseph lamented his decision to call on McManus for a 62-yard field goal with in the final seconds of [more]

Demaryius Thomas caps “tough” week with win

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas started and ended the week in Denver, but the circumstances were pretty different. Thomas was on the Broncos when the week started and he ended it as a member of the Texans after being traded ahead of last Tuesday’s deadline. That meant a return to the stadium he called home for [more]

Broncos miss last-play field goal, giving Houston sixth win in a row

The Texans didn’t do much in the second half, but they did enough. They got only a 37-yard field goal from Ka'imi Fairbairn in the second half and needed a Brandon McManus miss on the final play of the game to pull out a 19-17 victory. It was the Texans’ sixth win in a row [more]

Broncos take first lead, 17-16

Case Keenum threaded the needle, getting the ball to tight end Jeff Heuerman in between Texans defenders Benardrick McKinney and Kareem Jackson. The 12-yard touchdown pass gave the Broncos their first lead on the Texas, 17-16, with 5:57 remaining in the third quarter. Heuerman, who had 15 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown in [more]

Report: Broncos fear Matt Paradis fractured fibula

The Broncos fear center Matt Paradis fractured his right fibula, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News reports. If further tests confirm the injury, Paradis will miss a minimum of six weeks and could miss the rest of the regular season. The Broncos lost left guard Ron Leary to a torn Achilles against the Rams on Oct. [more]

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