Broncos slide past Texans for first win

Russell Wilson was 14-for-31 passing for 219 yards, one touchdown and an interception, Eric Saubert caught a scoring pass, and the host Denver Broncos beat the Houston Texans 16-9 on Sunday.Courtland Sutton had seven receptions for 122 yards and Javonte Williams rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries for Denver (1-1).Davis Mills was 19-for-38 passing for 177 yards and Dameon Pierce ran for 69 yards on 15 carries for Houston (0-1-1).After a slow start by both teams, the Broncos finally got on the board but missed a chance for more. A pass interference penalty gave Denver the ball at the Texans 2-yard line, but after three failed attempts — including a reversal of a TD pass to Sutton — the Broncos settled for Brandon McManus’ 20-yard field goal with 5:30 left in the quarter.Houston answered on the next drive, going 54 yards in 10 plays and tied it on Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 40-yard field goal late in the first quarter.The Texans forced a punt and duplicated their previous drive — 10 plays, 54 yards — and a 44-yard field goal from Fairbairn made it 6-3 late in the second quarter.