NFL Game Recap: Houston Texans vs Denver Broncos

04 December, 2023

The duel between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos ended in favor of the Texans. With an impressive set of game-changing plays and touchdowns, the Texans triumphed over the Broncos in what proved to be a close, captivating match.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 3, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Final Score

Houston Texans: 22

Denver Broncos: 17

Quarterly Breakdown

Houston Texans

Quarter 1: 10

Quarter 2: 3

Quarter 3: 3

Quarter 4: 6

Total: 22

Denver Broncos

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 3

Quarter 3: 7

Quarter 4: 7

Total: 17

Game Highlights

Notable moments from this game include:

  1. 3:49′ of First Quarter: Dameon Pierce made a 3 Yd Run with Matt Ammendola kick earning Houston Texans the first touchdown. Score: 10 – 0
  2. 4:47′ of Third Quarter: Courtland Sutton catches a 45 Yd pass from Russell Wilson, Wil Lutz kicks for Denver Broncos. Score: 16 – 10
  3. 14:16′ of Fourth Quarter: Nico Collins makes a 3 Yd pass from C.J. Stroud, Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed for Houston Texans. Score: 22 – 10
  4. 12:04′ of Fourth Quarter: Russell Wilson makes a 1 Yd Run, Wil Lutz kicks for the Denver Broncos. Score ends at 22 – 17

Team Performance

Houston Texans

The Texans demonstrated strong control of the game with a total of 353 yards, 14 first downs and managed to prevent any turnovers. They excelled in passing yards with 264 yards while their rushing yards totalled 89. Their possession time was 33:04.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos had a total of 282 total yards and made 16 first downs, but were impacted by 3 costly turnovers, all from interceptions. They were strong in rushing yards with a total of 118, but had fewer passing yards at 164. Their possession time was 26:56.

Injury Report

Significant injuries were noted in the Houston Texans with Dalton Schultz sidelined due to a hamstring problem and Tytus Howard on injury list. Multiple players being questionable will impact their future games. For the Broncos, staggering injuries are suffered by Greg Dulcich, Alex Palczewski and others, posing challenges for upcoming games.

Division Standings

The Denver Broncos stand 3rd in the AFC South Division while the Houston Texans stand 2nd in the AFC West Division. The Texans’ victory pushes them up the standings and presents a uphill journey for the Broncos.

Upcoming Games

The Texans look forward to capitalizing on this victory in their next matches whereas the Broncos aim to bounce back and improve their performance in the forthcoming games. Both teams are expected to bring their A-game to improve their division standings.


The game concluded with a victory for the Houston Texans over the Denver Broncos with a score of 22-17. This outcome boosts the Texans’ standings and slows the Broncos’ progress. The significant injuries and their potential impact could be a deciding factor for both teams in their upcoming games.

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