Broncos 24, Texans 23

DENVER - Tim Tebow rallied Denver (4-11) past Houston (5-10) when he scored on a 6-yard scramble with three minutes left, capping a comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit.

The Broncos won for the first time since Nov. 14 and avoided a franchise-record 12th loss.

Tebow threw for 308 yards, but when it mattered most, he used his legs to give the Broncos their first win since Nov. 14.

Houston 7 10 6 0 – 23

Denver 0 0 10 14 – 24

First quarter

Hou–Foster 3 run (Rackers kick), 2:41.

Second quarter

Hou–Daniels 3 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 11:43.

Hou–FG Rackers 34, :22.

Third quarter

Den–Buckhalter 6 run (Hauschka kick), 12:58.

Hou–FG Rackers 54, 10:14.

Den–FG Hauschka 27, 7:06.

Hou–FG Rackers 57, 2:34.

Fourth quarter

Den–Buckhalter 23 pass from Tebow (Hauschka kick), 10:55.

Den–Tebow 6 run (Hauschka kick), 3:02.

A: 73,691.

Hou   Den

First downs 21   25

Total Net Yards 401   431

Rushes-yards 22-91   33-126

Passing 310   305

Punt Returns 2-14   2-19

Kickoff Returns 3-65   2-47

Interceptions Ret. 1-0   1-2

Comp-Att-Int 23-33-1   16-29-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0   1-3

Punts 4-42.5   4-43.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   4-0

Penalties-Yards 3-24   4-27

Time of Possession 28:10   31:50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Houston, Foster 19-91, Ward 1-3, Schaub 1-0, Jones 1-(minus 3). Denver, Buckhalter 11-42, Ball 5-38, Tebow 10-27, Moreno 7-19.

Passing: Houston, Schaub 23-33-1-310. Denver, Tebow 16-29-1-308.

Receiving: Houston, Daniels 8-73, Jones 5-115, Foster 4-44, Dreessen 3-33, Casey 1-21, Walter 1-14, Ward 1-10. Denver, Lloyd 5-111, Gaffney 4-90, Buckhalter 3-50, Royal 2-22, Moreno 1-22, Ball 1-13.

Missed Field Goals: None.