Guys football weekend, part II. This was an entertaining game that saw the Texans only punt twice (once after the first drive) and the Colts 4 times…all in the 4’th quarter. Total yards were more or less even: 391 for the Texans, 383 for the Colts, and team lost the ball deep in their own territory; and the Texans threw a “ball batted up by a diving receiver” interception on their final drive. Both teams attempted 4’th down conversions.
The key difference: the Colts went into the red zone 4 times and came away with 4 touchdowns; the Texans kicked 3 field goals..and that included when they got a fumble at the Colt 3, and got a short field when the Colts failed on a 4’th and 1.
The Colts lead 14-6 just before the half when the Texans mounted a quick drive to cut the lead to 14-9.
No problem: long drive in the second half to make it 21-9; the Texans answered with their first touchdown, and the Colts did the same. It was 28-16 going into the 4’th quarter..where the Colts offense sputtered.
The Texans pulled to 28-23 and the Colts pinned them deep after a good punt. The Texans went nowhere and 2:41 left in the game (and all 3 time outs), took a safety.
The Texan defense held and got the ball back at their own 36, but ended up throwing a freak interception (ball tipped up by a diving receiver) which sealed the game.
The Colts now lead the AFC South.