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Broncos regain footing in knocking off Texans

DENVER — The Broncos ruined Brock Osweiler's homecoming Monday, incessantly hurrying, hitting and harassing their former teammate in a 27-9 win over his Texans.

Coach Gary Kubiak returned to the sideline after his second health scare in three years, and he had to like what he saw as the Broncos snapped a two-game skid. C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker energized Denver's ground game, both running for scores. Anderson gained 107 yards on 16 carries and Booker had 83 on 17 handoffs.

But the big story was Trevor Siemian, Peyton Manning's surprise successor, outplaying Osweiler, who was groomed to be Denver's next QB but instead bolted to Houston in free agency.

Osweiler's fumble at his own 25-yard line was scooped by cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on the first play of the fourth quarter. That led to Brandon McManus' field goal that made it 24-9.

Long awaited? No: The Seahawks and Cardinals played to an unusual 6-6 tie Sunday, and not just because both of their kickers missed short field goals in the final three minutes. The last tie with so few points was 6-6 between the Eagles and St. Louis Cardinals in 1972, before regular-season overtimes existed. For a lower-scoring tie, you have to go back to November 1943, when the Lions and Giants ended at 0-0 on a rainy, muddy day in Detroit.

Bears: Quarterback Jay Cutler will return from a thumb injury to play Sunday against the Vikings.

Bills: Coach Rex Ryan challenged the league to consider ejecting players for blindside hits to the head such as the one by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry on safety Aaron Williams on Sunday. Ryan called Landry's hit "dirty" and deliberate; officials called unnecessary roughness for the hit. Williams was cleared to travel home from Miami but his status for Sunday's game against New England is uncertain.

Dolphins: Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster announced his retirement midway through an injury-plagued season. The 2010 league rushing champion spent his first seven seasons with Houston.

Jaguars: Receiver Marqise Lee, who is black, said he was flagged for using a racial slur most African-Americans find offensive in Sunday's loss.

Jets: Quarterback Geno Smith tore his right ACL on Sunday in his first start since 2014 and could be out for the season.

Packers: Receiver and former Riverview High standout Geronimo Allison joined the practice squad.

Broncos regain footing in knocking off Texans 10/24/16 [Last modified: Monday, October 24, 2016 11:52pm]
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