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2019 Schedule
5-8, 3rd in AFC West

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said on a conference call earlier Wednesday, the success of young quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes and Drew Lock was "good for the league.'' Fangio was asked about that before Wednesday's practice, "to hell with the league, it's good for the Broncos.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

More Fangio on schedule/realignment: "Keep it at 16 games, you'll avoid the problem that's probably going to happen this year where an 8-8 team is hosting a 12-4 team, you're going to get the six best teams in each conference ... But I'm not for 17 games.'' Said 17 games too many and "the injuries start to pile up.'' Asked if rivalries would be lessened if teams only played each other once a year: "Doesn't hurt the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, Alabama-Auburn, they play once a year.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio's take on what an NFL schedule and re-alignment would like in his perfect world (he was asked Wednesday about the possibility of a 17-game regular-season schedule): "My idea or suggestion, which has never been put forth in front of anybody important, I don't think there should be divisions. You got 16 (teams) in each conference and everybody should play each other once. That's 15 games. OK, then if you want a 16th game, you play a natural rival from another conference.''

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Broncos QB Lock excited about K.C. homecoming

Drew Lock hopes his friends and family will be making noise for the Broncos when the rookie quarterback returns home to Kansas City for just his third NFL start.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Vic Fangio on rookie quarterback Drew Lock: "I do think he played much better (Sunday) than he did the week before, thought his passing was more accurate and more crisp than it was the week before ... I think overall he's had a good two-week start to his career.'' And Fangio added: "He's done well for two games, that's about all it is.''

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Vic Fangio also said Monday tight end Noah Fant has both a foot injury -- "he got stepped on'' -- and what Fangio called a "little hip irritation injury.'' Fangio said Fant was still being evaluated by the medical staff, "but hopefully optimistic.'' Fant has also already set the team's rookie record for catches by a tight end -- 35 receptions through 13 games -- and has two 100-yard receiving including Sunday's win in Houston.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

On defensive end Dre'Mont Jones' injury, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Monday: "It's a high-ankle sprain, we're not sure of the severity, could be that he might be able to play this week or it could be he could miss a couple weeks, the next couple days will tell.''

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Drew Lock recorded a Total QBR of 98.7 today. That's the highest QBR game this season by a quarterback not named Lamar Jackson.

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...

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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Team Stats

Passing Yards196.229th
Rushing Yards106.918th
Points For18.227th
Points Against20.1