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By The Numbers: Colts 20, Texans 14

Intro: Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ Week 9 victory over the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.


HOUSTON — The Indianapolis Colts improved to 3-6 on the season after their 20-14 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Here's a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts PR:

  • The Colts improved to 3-6 on the season after defeating the Houston Texans, 20-14, at NRG Stadium.
    • With the win, the Colts improved their all-time record against the Texans to 24-7 and 11-5 in Houston.

The Colts defense held the Texans offense scoreless through the first three quarters and held Houston to 96 net yards (67 passing, 29 rushing) in the first half. The Texans punted eight times on their first nine possessions. The other drive resulted in a missed field goal.

  • The Texans finished the contest with 194 net passing yards, which is the lowest total for a Colts opponent this season and the lowest dating back to Dec. 11, 2016 vs. Houston (131).
  • Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 20-of-30 passes for 308 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a single-game career-best 122.6 passer rating.
    • Brissett gave the Colts a 7-0 lead with his 45-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton on the team's opening offensive drive. The score marked his sixth touchdown pass of the season.
    • Brissett gave the Colts a 17-7 advantage with his 80-yard touchdown throw to Hilton in the third quarter. The throw marked his longest career pass. It is also the longest pass for a Colts quarterback dating back to Andrew Luck's 87-yard touchdown against New Orleans on Oct. 25, 2015.

Running back Frank Gore led the team in rushing with 51 yards on 17 carries. He also added three receptions for 26 yards.

  • Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught five passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Hilton's receiving yardage total is the third highest for a regular season game in his career. Two of Hilton's top three receiving yardage performances have come this season (Week 5 vs. San Francisco, 177). He is also tied with Antonio Brown for the most 150-yard receiving performances in the NFL this season with three.
    • Today marked Hilton's seventh career multiple touchdown game.
    • Hilton caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jacoby Brissett on the team's opening drive of the game to give the Colts at 7-0 lead.
    • In the third quarter, Hilton contributed with an 80-yard touchdown reception from Brissett to give the Colts a 17-7 advantage. He also topped the 100-yard mark for the 27th time in his career.

Tight end Jack Doyle led the team with eight receptions totaling 63 yards.

  • Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard compiled four tackles (three solo), 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and four quarterback hits.
    • Sheard logged sack number 3.5 on the season and forced a fumble on the play when he brought down Tom Savage for a six-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack led to a Texans punt.
    • Sheard then clinched the win for the Colts when he sacked Savage on the last play of the game and forced a fumble. The ball was recovered by Barkevious Mingo as the clock hit 0:00.

Safety Matthias Farley led the team with eight tackles (six solo) and added one pass defensed. Barkevious Mingo finished with seven stops (five solo) and one fumble recovery.

  • Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted 2-of-2 field goals and two PATs for eight points against the Texans.
    • With his extra point conversion on the team's first touchdown of the game, Vinatieri passed Gary Anderson (2,434) for the second most points scored in NFL history.
    • Vinatieri gave the Colts a 10-0 lead in the second quarter with his 22-yard field goal. He then converted a 53-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Indianapolis a 20-7 lead. Vinatieri is a perfect 4-of-4 on field goals of 50-plus yards this season and is 8-of-10 on kicks of 50-plus yards over the last two years.

Kyle Kalis earned his first career NFL start at right guard.

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