Rapid Reaction: Texans 31, Broncos 25
September, 23, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
DENVER -- A look at a game with entertaining finish:
What it means: The Broncos were game but for the second straight week, fell to a good team. Denver is now 1-2.
Similar game as last week: The Broncos didn’t commit turnovers like they did at Atlanta, but they did fall behind against Houston. Still, Denver tried to come back, it couldn’t and it lost by six points again. Like in Atlanta, Denver’s defense couldn’t hold on third and five from the opponent’s 25 late in the game.
Manning improved: Peyton Manning threw some dandy passes and the Denver offense heated up late. You can see the progress being made. Manning was 25 of 51 for 310 yards and two touchdowns. After he threw three picks in the first quarter at Atlanta, Manning came back with a clean day Sunday.
What’s next: Denver hosts Oakland next Sunday.
9:32 1st Qtr Cincinnati 0 Pittsburgh 7 Final Cleveland 10 Baltimore 20 Final Dallas 44 Washington 17 Final Indianapolis 27 Tennessee 10 Final Jacksonville 17 Houston 23 Final San Diego 7 Kansas City 19 Final New York 37 Miami 24 Final Chicago 9 Minnesota 13 Final Buffalo 17 New England 9 Final Philadelphia 34 New York 26 Final New Orleans 23 Tampa Bay 20 Final Carolina 34 Atlanta 3 Final Detroit 20 Green Bay 30 Final Oakland 14 Denver 47 Final Arizona 17 San Francisco 20 Final St. Louis 6 Seattle 20