Denver 24, Houston 23

Sunday, December 26, 2010 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, December 26, 2010
WHERE: Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
TEMPERATURE: 50°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 73691

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 10 6 0 23
Denver 0 0 10 14 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 5-10 3-4 2-6 L4
Denver 4-11 3-4 1-7 W1

Recap

Rookie Tim Tebow picked up his first win as a starting quarterback in the NFL as the Denver Broncos snapped a five-game slide with a 24-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Correll Buckhalter rushed for a touchdown and caught another for the Broncos (4-11), who rolled up 431 yards of total offense.

The Texans (5-10) looked like they would run away with it in the first half, harassing Tebow on defense and getting a rushing score from Arian Foster and a passing touchdown from Matt Schaub to take a 17-0 lead into the break.

But Buckhalter cut it to 17-7 with a 6-yard rushing touchdown early in the third and Tebow took over in the fourth, hitting Buckhalter with a 23-yard scoring pass to cut it to 23-17 before rushing for a 6-yard score with 3:02 on the clock to give Denver its first lead of the game.

Houston was driving with less than two minutes left but Schaub was intercepted by Syd’Quan Thompson to seal the victory. Tebow finished with 308 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Denver
Arian Foster Player Correll Buckhalter
19 Attempts 11
91 Yards 42
4.8 Avg Yards 3.8
1 Touchdowns 1
34 Long 10
Receiving
Houston   Denver
Jacoby Jones Player Brandon Lloyd
5 Receptions 5
115 Yards 111
23.0 Avg Yards 22.2
0 Touchdowns 0
47 Long 41

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 401 91 310 2 3 1 1.0 2
Denver 431 126 305 3 1 1 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against San Diego . The Broncos have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .267 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Texans have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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