The Houston Texans hold a 21-11 halftime lead over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns in the opening half.
Schaub and the Texans got off to a bit of a rough start, as the quarterback was sacked in his own endzone by Denver's Elvis Dumervil just a minute and a half into the game, giving the Broncos a quick 2-0 lead. They were able to tack on a field goal after getting a short field off of the ensuing free kick, but after that is when the Texans began to take over.
Houston needed only three plays to take the lead, as Schaub capped off a quick 80-yard drive with a 60-yard touchdown strike to Andre Johnson. Then, after forcing the Broncos to punt, the Texans embarked on a massive 14-play, 97-yard drive which culminated with another scoring pass from Schaub, this time to Arian Foster. The Texans wasted no time putting their third touchdown on the board, as Schaub found Kevin Walter for a 52-yard score following a Denver three-and-out.
Denver would settle for a Matt Prater field goal at the end of the ensuing drive, which occurred with just under six minutes left in the half. Then, after Schaub threw an interception as the Texans were driving into Denver territory, the Broncos tacked an another field goal with one second remaining in the half.