Hou 0 7 3 8 18
Den 3 14 0 0 17
Date of game: 8/23/2014

Recap: Denver vs. Houston

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Savage's 31-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin in the closing minute gave the Houston Texans an 18-17 win over the Denver Broncos in preseason action.

Houston trailed by a touchdown with time winding down in the fourth quarter when Savage led the game-winning drive. On 4th-and-3 at their own 46, Savage completed a 15-yard pass to Travis Labhart. Two plays later, Savage found Griffin for the touchdown, then converted a two-point conversion with a pass to Labhart.

Ryan Fitzpatrick went 10-for-17 for 80 yards and Jonathan Grimes scored a rushing touchdown in the win.

Emmanuel Sanders caught five passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the setback, while Peyton Manning threw for 243 yards on 21-of-27 passing with two scores and an interception. Wes Welker caught four passes for 42 yards before he was evaluated for a concussion following a hard hit from D.J. Swearinger.

Matt Prater kicked a 32-yard field goal to open the scoring in the first quarter. Grimes plunged in from a yard out early in the second, then Manning found Sanders for a 67-yard touchdown and a 29-yard score to help the Broncos to a 17-7 lead at the half. Randy Bullock knocked down a 24-yard field goal in the third to make it a one-possession game.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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