NFL Week 14 grades: Broncos get an A+ for beating down Texans, 49ers and Saints get same grade after wild game (John Breech, CBS Sports)
Although there's no guarantee that Drew Lock will be the future of the franchise, he definitely looked like he's headed that way with his performance against the Texans on Sunday. In the first road start of his career, Lock shredded the Texans for 309 yards and three touchdowns in stunning 38-24 win for Denver.
Broncos’ Kareem Jackson shines in Houston homecoming with touchdown, interception and career-high tying 11 tackles (Kyle Newman, The Denver Post)
In his return to Clutch City, Kareem Jackson made sure the fans didn't forget about him.
The Broncos' safety had a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown on the team's most notable defensive play of the season, recorded an interception, had three passes defensed and a career-high tying 11 tackles in Denver's 38-24 mauling of the Texans.
Broncos Analysis: Drew Lock, offense (yes, the offense) lead way in win over Houston Texans (Ryan O'Halloran, The Denver Post)
His quarterback was starting on the road for the first time. His play-calling had been under constant scrutiny. And his offensive line was without its right guard and had a platoon at right tackle.
So, naturally, Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello called his best game of the season.
Broncos' offense shows rare life under Drew Lock, aka Buzz Lightyear (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)
Maybe not "Infinity and Beyond," but Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock's historic Sunday kept the Denver Broncos' slim hopes alive to finish the season at the .500 mark after an 0-4 start.
From ‘The Sheriff’ to ‘Rock Star’: On their 7th try, the Broncos might have found their guy in Drew Lock (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)
Lock, the second-round rookie the Broncos' brass had hoped to redshirt his first season, notched his second NFL win in record fashion Sunday. While leading the Broncos to a 38-24 victory over the Texans, he became the first NFL rookie quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and three passing touchdowns in his first road start. He finished 22-of-27 for 309 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 136.0 — the highest of any Broncos quarterback since 2014.