HOUSTON (AP) Demaryius Thomas is playing for a team other than the Denver Broncos for the first time in his career after his trade to the Houston Texans.The receiver wont have long to miss Denver though Stephen Anderson Jersey White , with the Texans visiting the Broncos on Sunday.It was strange to get traded first off, and then come here and get ready to play in the Mile High City that youve been playing for the last 8½ years is very strange, Thomas said.The Texans traded for Thomas on Tuesday, adding the veteran to replace Will Fuller, who tore a knee ligament in Houstons win over the Dolphins last week. The 30-year-old Thomas was a first-round pick by the Broncos in 2010 and has piled up 9,055 yards receiving with 60 touchdowns since then.I like his size I think he can do a lot of different things, coach Bill OBrien said. I like his intelligence, his experience. I dont think theres any substitute for experience. Obviously, hes got good hands. Theres a lot of things to like about Demaryius Thomas.Acquiring Thomas was a big move for a team which has reeled off five straight wins since opening the season 0-3 to move into first place in the AFC South. The Texans have star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, but didnt have any proven playmakers to pair with Hopkins after Fuller was lost for the season.Quarterback Deshaun Watson, who tied a career high with five touchdown passes against the Dolphins, is excited about the possibilities for this offense with two receivers as talented as Hopkins and Thomas. Watson doesnt think it will take long for Thomas to get acclimated in Houston and expects big things from him immediately.Its going to be great, Watson said. Nothing really should stop the train. (Thomas) is a veteran guy that can do a lot of different things and hes played a lot football, so its a great opportunity for all of us to get on the same page and continue to put a lot of yards in the air and put a lot of points on the board. Were going to bring him along and hes going to fit in well.Despite his years of experience, Thomas admitted to being a little nervous on his first day with the Texans on Wednesday.He said the transition was made easier by the warm welcome he received from his teammates, including Watson D'Onta Foreman Jersey White , who was the first to text him after the trade. Thomas said hes admired Watson from afar for a while and is looking forward to playing with him.He gets the ball out, great throws, on time, on point, Thomas said. He can also scramble, too, and thats another exciting thing. Thats some of the things you see from him that you can count on as a receiver, because if he scrambles outside of the pocket, hes looking downfield, hes not looking to run. So, thats big plays for guys like me, Hop (DeAndre Hopkins) and everybody else.Another change Thomas will have to get used to in Houston is wearing a different number since the No. 88 hes worn for his entire NFL career is taken by rookie tight end Jordan Akins. NFL rules mandate that a player isnt allowed to change numbers if hes played more than 30 percent of the teams snaps on his side of the ball in a season, which applies to Akins.Thomas didnt know the rule when he first learned of the trade and was prepared to negotiate with Akins for the number.I was ready to pay him and everything, he said. I was going to give him whatever he wanted for it.Since that wasnt an option, Thomas settled on No. 87, but said that if he remains in Houston next season hell try and snag his number back.With his new team and his new number Womens Jose Altuve Jersey , Thomas is ready for a new start in Houston. But first hell have to revisit his past on Sunday and knows that it will be a difficult trip considering all the memories he made in his time in Denver.Itll be tough, he said. But thats ball and I have to deal with it. This is the Deshaun Watson the Houston Texans have been waiting for all season.Watson matched his career high with five touchdown passes to lead the Texans to their fifth straight victory, 42-23 over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.The second-year quarterback has played well at times this year but hadnt had a breakout game while dealing with rib and lung injuries over the past few weeks.The Texans (5-3) have left their 0-3 start behind with their longest single-season winning streak since reeling off six victories in a row in 2012.I think weve got the best offense in the NFL, receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. What we put up tonight against a pretty good defense, what weve shown in these past five games that weve won, were up there with the best of the best.Watson threw touchdown passes of 13, 2, 73, 49 and 2 yards to give him 34 career scoring passes, moving ahead of Dan Marino (32) for second-most in NFL history after 15 games.This offense can be very explosive, Watson said. We can do a lot of good things, put a lot of points on the board.Miamis Brock Osweiler, who had one tough season in Houston after signing a $72 million contract in 2016, threw for 241 yards with an interception in his third straight start in place of injured starter Ryan Tannehill.Kenyan Drake had a touchdown run and touchdown reception for the Dolphins (4-4). They lost for the second straight week.Im fairly irritated right now, Miami coach Adam Gase said. Im going to re-evaluate everything this weekend and figure out how to get better on defense, figure out how to sustain drives and get the ball into the end zone on offense.Rookie Jordan Thomas caught the first two touchdown passes of his career http://www.thetexanslockerroom.com/auth … ith-jersey , Hopkins had 82 yards receiving and two scores, and Will Fuller added 124 yards receiving and a touchdown.Texans running back Lamar Miller, who grew up in Miami and spent his first four seasons with the Dolphins, had 133 yards rushing and a touchdown for his second straight 100-yard game.Houston led by eight when Watson threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 35-20.Watson found the speedy Fuller in front of the defense for a 73-yard touchdown that left Houston up 28-17 late in the third quarter. It was the longest touchdown pass of Watsons career and the longest reception of Fullers. Fuller has caught 11 touchdown passes in 11 career games with Watson.The Dolphins used a 41-yard field goal to cut the lead to 28-20 with less than a minute left in the third quarter. That score came after a drive featuring a crazy 46-yard pass by Osweiler . He threw the ball to Jakeem Grant, who lost it after being hit by two Texans defenders, but it sailed down the field and into the hands of DeVante Parker for the big gain.A 58-yard run by Miller got the Texans to the 9-yard line early in the third quarter. Houston extended the lead to 21-10 when Watson found Thomas again, this time on a 2-yard pass.The Dolphins used some trickery later in the third quarter when Osweiler pitched a lateral to Danny Amendola, who threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Drake to cut the lead to 21-17.INJURIESHouston CB Johnathan Joseph injured his ankle in the first quarter and didnt return. ILB Zach Cunningham left in the first quarter with a knee injury and didnt return. Fuller left the game after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter.THE CATCH THAT WASNTHopkins scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard reception with about eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, but his most impressive play of the night came on a catch that didnt count . Hopkins reached back and grabbed the ball with one hand and weaved it between his legs in the air before crashing to the ground. But it was brought back after he was called for pass interference.I knew the guy had my other arm, so I couldnt put my other arm to catch the ball, so I knew I had to pin it up against something just to hold onto it, Hopkins said.ANTHEMMiami defensive end Robert Quinn again raised his right fist during the anthem as he has done in past weeks.