By John Newby
(247 SPORTS) – The Houston Texans and Demaryius Thomas are looking like a match made in heaven against the Broncos.
Deshaun Watson and the Houston offense took the field first in Denver, looking to score an opening drive touchdown and put the pressure on Case Keenum early. Well, the second-year quarterback from Clemson did just that as he led an eight-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Watson completed all three of his pass attempts on the drive, totaling 56 yards through the air. Of course, he made sure to hit Thomas early to get the former Broncos receiver comfortable in the offense. See the play below:
Did that pass look familiar? Well, it should. That bubble screen is eerily similar to the catch-and-run that Andre Johnson used to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2012. Additionally, that 31-yard reception set up the Texans in prime position. Watson took advantage and quickly found his rookie sixth-round tight end, Jordan Thomas, for a touchdown in the left corner of the end zone. See that full play below:
With this touchdown, Thomas is the second rookie tight end in Texans history to catch a touchdown in back-to-back weeks. Owen Daniels was the first. Thomas had two touchdown receptions against the Dolphins in week 8.
PHOTO GALLERY: Texans 19, Broncos 17