The Broncos' defense got off to a good start, as Elvis Dumervil sacked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for a safety on Houston's first offensive play. On its ensuing offensive possession, Denver drove to the Houston 14-yard line, and Matt Prater kicked a 32-yard field goal to give the Broncos a 5-0 lead.
The Texans bounced back on their next possession. Schaub connected with Andre Johnson for a 60-yard touchdown. The Houston quarterback hooked up with Arian Foster early in the second quarter for a three-yard touchdown and a 14-5 lead. Schaub is 7 of 9 for 125 yards and hasn't thrown an interception.