Mario Williams had three and a-half sacks and Sage Rosenfels accounted for two touchdowns as the Houston Texans whipped Denver 31-13.
Rosenfels put the Texans ahead to stay by running five yards for a touchdown on the first series of the game. Rosenfels added a four-yard scoring pass to Andre Johnson that put Houston ahead 24-13 in the fourth quarter.
Rosenfels was 16-of-27 for 200 yards and one interception. The Texans improved to 7-and-7, tying a team record for victories.
Jay Cutler passed for 254 yards and a touchdown, but the Broncos managed just 72 rushing yards on 20 carries.
The Broncos are 6-and-8, giving San Diego a chance to clinch the AFC West with a win against Detroit Sunday.