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Texans Vs. Broncos 2012: Peyton Manning Inspired 4th Quarter Worries

Houston pulled out a 31-25 win over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field on Sunday. They put together a big lead early in the game as the Broncos offense struggled, going into the fourth quarter with a 20 point lead on their hands.

Of course, when the opposing quarterback is Peyton Manning and you're the Texans, you can never be too sure. There was a bit of that fear going into Battle Red Blog during the fourth quarter, and they'll admit to it:

I have to say, despite the thorough domination they demonstrated through three-plus quarters, I had a moment of fear creep in. I would be lying if I did not say that tinge of fear did not creep in when Peyton Manning was mounting a furious comeback. We have all seen it happen before. That legendary blue 18 leading a comeback as we finally thought we had slain the beast. Even though he is not the same 18, I still hold him in high regard...especially when it comes to ruining my Sundays.

Fortunately for Houston, nothing came out of Denver's attempted comeback for the second week in a row.

For more on the Texans, be sure to visit Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston. And, for additional coverage on the Broncos, head over to Mile High Report and SB Nation Denver.

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