December 22, 2013 Updated: December 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Broncos Gameday Live Report — Broncos (11-3) at Texans (2-12) — Reliant Stadium, Houston
Paul Klee joining you from Reliant Stadium for the first early kickoff of this Broncos season.
—The Texans committed their first penalty with 9:40 left in the third quarter.
—Riddle me this: How does a team outgain another team, 357 to 157, and only lead by three points?
—The Broncos haven’t forced a turnover since the Tennessee game.
—But really, the biggest story today is Von Miller’s injury. We’ll know more after the game.
—Ryan Clady is up here in the press box. The lone exception when cheering is allowed. Who’s going to argue with an offensive tackle?
—Today couldn’t be off to a worse start for the Broncos. Von Miller’s out with a knee. Eric Decker was helped off the field with a lower-body something or other. Steve Vallos has a concussion.
—The injuries have gotten to the point it’s worth wondering: when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning as a free agent, was the deal with the devil?
—The crowd here is probably 30-percent Broncos fans. The other 70-percent is asking this question: Teddy Bridgewater or Jadeveon Clowney?
—What to get the Broncos for Christmas? We broke it down in Sunday’s column.
—It sure seems to be setting up for a Ravens return to Mile High in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Back in a few. Twitter: @Klee_Gazette