Broncos vs. Texans: 8 Takeaways from Denver's 37-13 Victory over Houston

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Broncos vs. Texans: 8 Takeaways from Denver's 37-13 Victory over Houston
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On Sunday, the Denver Broncos defeated the Houston Texans, 37-13, to clinch their third straight AFC West division title and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

Along the way, Peyton Manning broke the single-season touchdown mark with his 51st touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. It capped off a performance that saw Manning throw for 400 yards and four touchdowns.

Denver struggled to put away Houston until the fourth quarter, when Broncos safety Mike Adams picked off a Matt Schaub pass. Two plays later, Peyton threw his 49th touchdown pass of the season. From that point on, it was all Broncos.

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno went over 1,000 yards on the season for the first time in his career, while Broncos receiver Eric Decker had 10 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.

All was well in Week 16 for the Broncos. Here are eight takeaways from Denver's 12th victory of the season.

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