• Broncos' game plan against the Houston Texans

    Summary of 22 articles · Updated Dec 23, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Denver Broncos' visit to the Houston Texans. Just like they have all season, bad things piled up quickly for the Texans in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos , writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Peyton Manning gets off a pass over the Houston defense. I don't think a schematic change would be all that difficult for the Texans as interim head coach/defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' defense is much more of a hybrid than a pure 3-4. Swearinger pumping the team up in a huddle 30 minutes before kickoff to Greg Jones almost starting a fight on the sideline after sustaining a big hit to Shiloh Keo celebrating a nice play, to Matt Schaub slamming the ball down after taking back-to-back sacks late in the third quarter, this was a team with only pride to play for, showing some.
    • One more loss and Texans earn NFL’s No. 1 draft pick

      The Texans have been good at losing all year. One more defeat, and a team that’s dropped a franchise-record 13 consecutive games will be rewarded with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Texans nearly secured the selection Sunday, when the…
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    • Upon Further Review: Texans Week 16

      Four hot issues from the Houston Texans' 37-13 loss to the Denver Broncos: Johnson's day: Andre Johnson became only the second player in NFL history to have five seasons with at least 100 catches (matching Broncos receiver Wes Welker). He came into Sund…
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    • RTC: Fourth quarter crushed Texans

      Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Just like they have all season, bad things piled up quickly for the Texans in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. He adds that many players and perhap…
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    • 2013 Texans post worst home record in franchise history

      Not only are the Texans 2-13 going into the last game at Tennessee, but they finished 1-7 at Reliant Stadium — the worst home record in franchise history. The last season that was worse in Houston football history was the 1973 Oilers, who were winless p…
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    • Broncos clinch AFC West title, Texans extend losing streak to 13 games

      Many of the Texans players and perhaps all the coaches participated in their last game at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, and for three quarters, they made it interesting against the Broncos.
    • Texans didn't like allowing record

      HOUSTON -- Coming into this game, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would break the NFL's single-season record for passing touchdowns. The only question was, "When?" For three quarters the Texans defense p…
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    • Photos: Texans fans turn out to Reliant Stadium for final time in 2013

      See photos from the Texans' final home game of the 2013 season.
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    • Solomon: Five things we learned in Texans’ loss to Broncos

      Come on, admit it, you thought the Broncos were going to maul the Texans. Well, they did, finally running away with a 37-13 win. But it was 16-13 with the undisputed worst team in the league giving arguably the best team in the AFC a game entering the f…
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    • Rapid Reaction: Houston Texans

      HOUSTON -- Thoughts from the Houston Texans' 37-13 loss to the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium: What it means: Nothing, really. A win Sunday would have given the Texans something to feel happy about for a little bit and provided a source of pride at s…
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    • Rapid Reaction: Denver Broncos

      HOUSTON -- A few thoughts on the Denver Broncos' 37-13 win over the Houston Texans: What it means: On a day when things were tougher than many had anticipated, the Broncos got the division title they wanted as well as a first-round bye by virtue of the …
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    • Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans live blog: Peyton Manning with lots on the line

      With plenty on the line — home field during the playoffs, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, numerous records for Peyton Manning — the Broncos will need a victory against a 2-12 Texans team that's seen a disappointing 2013 season.
    • Gameday Central: Broncos at Texans

      Broncos at Texans, noon: The Texans are 2-12 and on a 12-game losing streak. Peyton Manning, who is 16-3 lifetime against the Texans, and the Broncos, who are 11-3 on the season, come to Reliant Stadium. The Texans are 10.5-point underdogs, the first ti…
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    • Week 16 Prediction: Denver Broncos @ Houston Texans

      Good Morning, Bronco’s Fans! It’s Game Day. Week 16 action in the NFL! After scoring a season low 20 points last week to the San Diego Chargers, the Broncos lost control of their playoff destiny. However, after the Miami Dolphins knocked off the New Eng…
    • Live blog: Broncos at Texans

      Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Denver Broncos' visit to the Houston Texans. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well as f…
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  • Texans aren't guaranteed top pick

    Although the Texans have the worst record in the NFL at 2-13, Washington's loss to the Cowboys on Sunday means the Redskins (3-12) are still in contention for the top pick. Theirs would go to the St. Louis Rams because of the trade that enabled Washingt…
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  • Broncos' Mike Adams makes 'play of day'

    HOUSTON -- While at least one of the footballs Peyton Manning threw for a touchdown Sunday will be on the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the coming days, yet that play was not Manning’s pick as the most important in the Broncos' 37-13 victory a…
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    • Mike Adams comes to rescue of Broncos defense with big interception

      You could say Mike Adams lunged down the sideline. You could say he darted, or dove, or splayed himself out on the turf. Adams, though, will say he danced.
  • Record fell after John Fox said 'go play ball'

    HOUSTON -- With a 30-13 lead against the Houston Texans, 5 minutes,16 seconds left in the game, the ball on the Denver Broncos' 44 yard line and 50 passing touchdowns for the season, head coach John Fox said three words into the headset. "Coach Fox…
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  • Broncos bounce Houston, clinch AFC West as Peyton Manning sets NFL record

    Dapper as always in his immaculate suit and tie, Peyton Manning paused in the sparse, cement-floored bowels of Reliant Stadium to accept another round of congratulations on his historic accomplishment.
  • Texans TE Garrett Graham out vs. Broncos

    Texans tight end Garrett Graham is inactive for the second consecutive game. With Graham still recovering from a hamstring injury, rookie Owen Daniels will be the Texans’ primary tight end for a noon contest Sunday against the Denver Broncos at Reliant …
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