When you lose two games in a row, you really don’t care who your next opponent is; you just want to get a win.
“Absolutely. Anytime you lose two, you’re just trying to get back on track,” Broncos safety Darian Stewart said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “I’m happy we got San Diego next week because we still got a salty taste in our mouth from two weeks ago when we lost to them. I’m happy to be playing them this week. It’s such a short week and a familiar opponent.”
Well, this Sunday can wait. That’s because Broncos are still celebrating their dominant 27-9 win over Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. Osweiler, who jilted John Elway in the offseason, was booed mercilessly by Denver fans and didn’t do much to silence the crowd. He finished 22-of-41 for 131 yards and failed to lead a single touchdown drive.
“He shouldn’t have left, but that’s our fans,” Stewart said. “That’s the Denver fan base. You got to love them. They were so into the game tonight. I think they were more ready than we were.”
Denver allowed two early field goals but outscored Houston 27-3 over the final three quarters.
“That’s our job, man,” Stewart said. “That’s our job, and we did a good job today. It was Monday night, prime time, in front of our fans. So we had to put on a show for them. We felt like the first two stops were good. Our offense, once they got things going, we just took off from there.”
C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker ran at will on Houston, rushing 33 times for 190 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas, meanwhile, combined for 10 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown.
“We need that every week,” Stewart said. “I was just happy (we) put in a good performance tonight.”
Denver (5-2) hosts San Diego (3-4) this Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET. The Chargers have won two straight.
“Philip is a great quarterback, an elite quarterback,” Stewart said of Rivers. “He makes them boys go. We just have to try to get after him and disguise (things) and give him different looks he hasn’t seen.”