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Late field goal helps Texans douse Broncos

Aug 10, 2008 - 4:00 AM By Jeremy Rakes PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- The Houston Texans won their first preseason game, defeating the Denver Broncos, 19-16, on Saturday, but losing running back Ahman Green.

Green strained his right groin on Houston's first play from scrimmage after catching a five-yard pass from Matt Schaub. Nate Webster tackled Green, who rushed for 260 yards on 70 carries in only six games last season due to injury. Green limped off the field and is listed as day-to-day.

The game boiled down to field goals. Houston's Kris Brown hit four, including a game-winning 25-yarder with no time left on the clock, while Denver kicker Matt Prater connected from 38, 31 and 26 yards.

Schaub was 4-of-5 passing for 29 yards in leading the Texans to a 23-yard field goal in his only possession.

Jay Cutler finished 8-of-10 for 59 yards, capping the Broncos' second drive with a 15-yard touchdown run that gave Denver a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.

Denver suffered two injuries on the Texans' first drive. Linebacker Boss Bailey left with a sprained ankle and fellow linebacker Louis Green had to be taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury and concussion.

After remaining on the field for 10 minutes, Green was lifted onto the stretcher and gave a thumbs-up as he was leaving the field. He was taken to an area hospital with movement in his hands.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 7 0 3 6 16
    HOUSTON 3 10 3 3 19 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 23 YD, 7:55. HOUSTON 3-0
    DEN - TD, JAY CUTLER 15 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 14:04. DENVER 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 52 YD, 3:01. DENVER 7-6
    HST - TD, DAVID ANDE

    Aug 9 11:09 PM


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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 25 YD
    DENVER 16
    HOUSTON 19 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Broncos 16, Texans 19  End of Reg.Aug 9 11:09 PM
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    FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 26 YD
    DENVER 16
    HOUSTON 16 5:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Broncos 16, Texans 16  4th - 5:50Aug 9 10:47 PM
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    FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 31 YD
    DENVER 13
    HOUSTON 16 14:52 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Broncos 13, Texans 16  4th - 14:52Aug 9 10:25 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DENVER 7 0 3 10
    HOUSTON 3 10 3 16 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 23 YD, 7:55. HOUSTON 3-0
    DEN - TD, JAY CUTLER 15 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 14:04. DENVER 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 52 YD, 3:01. DENVER 7-6
    HST - TD, DAV

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    FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 38 YD
    DENVER 10
    HOUSTON 16 6:10 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Broncos 10, Texans 16  3rd - 6:10Aug 9 10:09 PM


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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 23 YD
    DENVER 7
    HOUSTON 16 9:39 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Broncos 7, Texans 16  3rd - 9:39Aug 9 9:56 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 7 0 7
    HOUSTON 3 10 13 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 23 YD, 7:55. HOUSTON 3-0
    DEN - TD, JAY CUTLER 15 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 14:04. DENVER 7-3
    2ND QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 52 YD, 3:01. DENVER 7-6
    HST - TD, DAVID A

    Aug 9 9:34 PM
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    TD HST
    DAVID ANDERSON 16 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS
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    DENVER 7
    HOUSTON 13 9:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Broncos 7, Texans 13  2nd - 9:40Aug 9 9:04 PM


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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 52 YD
    DENVER 7
    HOUSTON 6 11:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Broncos 7, Texans 6  2nd - 11:59Aug 9 8:55 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 7 7
    HOUSTON 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, KRIS BROWN 23 YD, 7:55. HOUSTON 3-0
    DEN - TD, JAY CUTLER 15 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 14:04. DENVER 7-3

    Aug 9 8:55 PM
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    TD DEN
    JAY CUTLER 15 YD RUN
    (MATT PRATER KICK)
    DENVER 7
    HOUSTON 3 0:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Broncos 7, Texans 3  1st - 0:56Aug 9 8:43 PM


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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 23 YD
    DENVER 0
    HOUSTON 3 7:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Broncos 0, Texans 3  1st - 7:05Aug 9 8:29 PM
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