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Week 1: Oilers at Broncos

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Two defense heavy teams squared off in Week 1 as the Oilers met the Broncos.

 

Haddix and company started off with a 3-and-out, a nice way to start Season 39. 

 

Butts fumbled a long pass completion out of bounds and Miller brought Houston down into the red zone. This is where the sloppiness began for the Houston offense as a near interception fell incomplete, FG. 3-0 Oilers

 

JJ Birden made the first nice play of the game for the Broncos with a good 20 yard catch and run. Houston held, but Denver completed a bomb on 4th down to Sharpe inside the 20 setting up the tying FG. 3-3.

 

With Miller in bad, Tupa got the call, but it was all Butts who eventually found the end zone for the first TD of the game. 10-3 Oilers.

 

After half, the Broncos forced a 3-and-out of their own to force a punt.

 

Fourcade gave it right back on an interception to Haddix though. And on the next play, Butts went down with a broken leg. My sources tell me that he'll be back for Week 2 though. 

 

The Oilers would punt two more times in this game before the Broncos would tie the game up at 10 with a Hilliard run. 

 

Running the two-minute drill, Tupa would finally make a play. With Fryar running wide open down the side line, Tupa hit him in stride for the go-ahead TD. 17-10 Oilers.

 

The Fourcade bomb fell incomplete and Houston held on for the win.

 

GG jebigred

 

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It was a fun defensive battle for sure.   I think that was the most punts I have forced in all three seasons combined.....lol

 

It is nice taking the field on defense knowing I can stop something for once.

 

You called the perfect plays on your final drive to beat me.

 

Without my Sharpe heroics, I would have been shutout....lol

 

I was playing a little scared vs Haddix.   Should have tried to run a little more then chucking it in the 2nd half.

 

GG!

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