The Texans have a 7-5 lead with 6:28 to play in the first quarter on a 60-yard bomb from quarterback Matt Schaub to wide receiver Andre Johnson.
The Broncos led 5-0 after a 32-yard field goal by kicker Matt Prater. That scoring drive started on the Broncos’ 40-yard line after the Texans had to punt following a safety.
The Broncos moved the ball 46 yards in 10 plays for the field goal. The drive was highlighted by a 14-yard pass on third down from quarterback Peyton Manning to tight end Jacob Tamme, which put the ball on the Texans’ 20-yard line. Earlier in the drive, Manning found fullback Chris Gronkowski for an 11-yard gain along the sideline.
The Texans quickly responded on the following drive, with Schaub finding Johnson for the long touchdown on first-and-19. The strike followed back-to-back false start penalties on the Texans.