Who’s up, who’s down after 16-9 win over Houston


The Broncos’ stock report after their 16-9 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday:

Stock Up

Dre’Mont Jones

While the offense flails and the coaching decisions leave us scratching our heads, the defensive line has more than carried the flag so far. Jones’ six stops and two sacks weren’t just huge in Sunday’s win over Houston. They were clutch.

Eric Saubert

The NFL’s favorite former Drake Bulldog is more than just a blocker, kids. His 22-yard touchdown catch — a new career-long for a reception — early in the fourth quarter helped to save face and spare Broncos Country a humiliating home defeat.

Damarri Mathis

Nobody expected the rookie to replace Pat Surtain II. But when an injury to PS2 required Mathis to step in, he more than held serve, helping to keep the Broncos secondary afloat with five tackles and a pass break-up.

Stock Down

Nathaniel Hackett

The deep, take-no-prisoners AFC is no place for a rookie coach to have to learn in the job, but here we are. To fans of every other NFL franchise, he’s made Broncos games must-see television. Unfortunately, it’s for all the wrong reasons.


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