9:31 P.M. CST: Here we go … the final quarter.
9:33 P.M. CST: Houston now with third-and-3 after Andre Johnson gets five yards on a catch from Sage Rosenfels.
9:34 P.M. CST: Kevin Walter slips behind Denver’s defense and Rosenfels finds him. … Houston now at the Denver 42 after the 25-yard pass.
9:35 P.M. CST: Ron Dayne rambles right for a baker’s dozen of yardage … Houston at the Denver 29.
9:37 P.M. CST: Darius Walker rambles to the 13, and a face-mask penalty moves the Texans into first-and-goal at the Denver 8.
9:37 P.M. CST: Crucial goal-to-go series … Dayne runs to the Denver 5.
9:39 P.M. CST: Second-and-goal … Rosenfels to Walter in the open field … Champ Bailey with the solid, by-the-book, fundamentally-sound tackle. Texans with third-and-goal from about four and a half yards away … Rosenfels to Andre Johnson, left side … Karl Paymah meets Johnson as he makes the catch, but can’t complete the tackle … Four-yard touchdown, and with 10:06 left, the Broncos trail, 24-13.
9:43 P.M. CST: Glenn Martinez’s 28-yard return pushes Denver to its 32-yard-line to begin the drive.
9:46 P.M. CST: Travis Henry gains 5 yards on back-to-back carries to leave the Broncos in third-and-5 … He gets injured on the second carry and is treated on the field before walking off the field under his own power.
9:48 P.M. CST: Third-and-5 … and Cutler is sacked by Mario Williams … Williams’ third sack of the game … Denver will punt with 8:40 to go.
9:50 P.M. CST: Ron Dayne rambles 25 yards on the first play of the ensuing series … One play later, Darius Walker goes nine yards off the left side … Houston starting to pound the Broncos on the ground now … Clock under seven minutes.
9:53 P.M. CST: Rosenfels rolls left and finds Andre Johnson in the open field near the end zone … 28 yards, and the Texans are down to the 1-yard-line.
9:54 P.M. CST: Broncos defense fighting to keep them alive in this goal-to-go situation … Texans now have third-and-goal at the 1-yard-line.
9:55 P.M. CST: Touchdown, Vonta Leach … 3:20 to go, and the Texans lead by three scores, at 31-13.
9:58 P.M. CST: Going to work on the recap now … will be in the blog infrequently, if at all, during these final moments … feel free to discuss the game here, however. Until next time, vaya con Dios.
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