After celebrating a victory in his Houston Texans debut against his former team Sunday, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas delivered a parting shot to the Denver Broncos.
“That’s what they do over there,” Thomas told NFL.com after the Broncos’ Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal attempt as time expired, allowing Houston to escape Denver with a 19-17 road win. “I ain’t a part of that no more. We like to win over here.”
It was the sixth straight win for the Texans after an 0-3 start. The Broncos have lost six of their last seven following a 2-0 start to the season.
Thomas, who was traded to Houston at last Tuesday’s deadline, caught three passes for 61 yards in his Texans debut.
Thomas, 30, had been with the Broncos since they drafted him in the first round in 2010. He made four Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl with Denver and ranks second in franchise history in receiving yards (9,055) and touchdown catches (60).