Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) and punter Colby Wadman (3) react after a fourth quarter field goal attempt that was no good in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
They were close again.
But again, the Denver Broncos lost.
This time, they fell to the Houston Texans, 19-17, Sunday at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Brandon McManus pushed a 51-yard field goal wide right as time expired.
The Texans had taken a 19-17 lead on Ka'imi Fiarbairn's 37-yard field goal with 14:11 left in the fourth quarter.
Broncos quarterback Case Keenum was 24-of-42 for 290 yards with one touchdown. Tight end Jeff Heuerman had a career-high 10 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.
The Broncos are now 3-6 and have lost six of their last seven games.
The loss was made worse by the broken fibula that center Matt Paradis suffered in the second quarter. He had not missed a snap since the beginning of the 2015 season and entered the game with a consecutive snap streak at 3,850, second-longest active streak in the NFL.
KOA NewsRadio Broncos Insider Mike Klis reported that Paradis will have surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season.
The Broncos have a bye next weekend and will be at the Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 18. Coverage will start at 8 a.m. MST on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
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