With Houston driving and nearly in field goal position, Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard ended the threat when he jumped in front of a pass by Matt Schaub and recorded a one-handed interception, the second pick of his career.
The interception set up the Broncos for a quick field goal drive. Quarterback Peyton Manning found wide receiver Eric Decker for completions of 22 and 6 yards, putting the Broncos in field goal range for kicker Matt Prater with six seconds left in the half. The kicker drilled a 53-yarder to pull Denver to within 10 points at 21-11. That’s the score at halftime.