Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Demariyus Thomas and Andre Johnson are keeping the Broncos' and Texans' offenses in good hands, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post. "No one in the Houston Texans' secondary can match up with Demaryius Thomas on the far field. And even if Aqib Talib and Chris Harris would beg to differ, nobody on the Broncos' defense can cover Andre Johnson on the field closest to the team's headquarters building."
One more from the Post -- Troy Renck's perspective on the chippiness of yesterday's practice. "[Peyton] Manning's 'we stunk' comments brought a predictable response as the Broncos scored on their first two passing plays of the padded practice. The reigning NFL MVP connected on mid-range strikes to Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas. Chatter became louder. At one point, Julius Thomas caught a touchdown pass during drills and blurted, 'This is too easy.'"
Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle reviews Wednesday's practice with the takeaway that the Texans are acquiring some swagger.
The extra point experiment has yielded eight missed PATs, writes Barry Wilner of the Associated Press. The success rate is about five percent lower than that of the traditional PATs, but kickers are still making 94.3 percent of their extra points. Of course, two of those eight misses came from Texans' kicker Chris Boswell, an undrafted rookie trying to make the Texans' roster.