COLTS COME BACK TO BEAT TEXANS, 35-27

The Colts improved to 11-0 with their 35-27 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Indianapolis scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help them come back from a 17-point deficit.

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FINAL

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Colts tight end Jacob Tamme slapped Houston's onside kick attempt out of bounds and Indianapolis knelt the ball to run out the clock.

Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns, the Colts came back from a 17-point deficit to beat the Texans, 35-27. The victory marks the Colts' fifth consecutive comeback win and improves their season record to 11-0. The win also extends the franchise's regular-season win streak to 20 games. COLTS 35, TEXANS 27

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FOURTH QUARTER (0:18 remaining)**

Houston quarterback Matt Schaub hit wide receiver Jacoby Jones for a 10-yard touchdown pass to pull the Texans within eight. **COLTS 35, TEXANS 27

FOURTH QUARTER (2:59 remaining)

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Running back Chad Simpson broke a 23-yard run up the middle to give the Colts their third touchdown of the fourth quarter and a 15-point lead. **COLTS 35, TEXANS 20

FOURTH QUARTER (4:35 remaining)

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The Colts brought the Texans' drive to a screeching halt when defensive end Robert Mathis stripped Houston quarterback Matt Schaub and fellow defender Raheem Brock recovered the ball. Indianapolis will take over from their own 37.**

FOURTH QUARTER (8:09 remaining)

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Two plays after Clark's touchdown, Colts linebacker Clint Session intercepted a pass from Houston quarterback Matt Schaub and returned the ball 26 yards for the touchdown. **COLTS 28, TEXANS 20

FOURTH QUARTER (8:24 remaining)

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For the fifth consecutive game, the Colts have made a comeback score in the fourth quarter to take the lead. Manning capped an 89-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown pass over the middle to tight end Dallas Clark, who now has nine catches and 63 yards on the day. Manning's pass to Clark gives him three touchdowns for the game. **COLTS 21, TEXANS 20

FOURTH QUARTER (13:26 remaining)

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Colts kicker Matt Stover missed a 32-yard field goal to give the ball back to the Texans. Houston will take over from their own 14. Houston's last two drives have resulted in a punt and an interception.**

END OF THIRD QUARTER – COLTS 14, TEXANS 20

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The third quarter comes to a close as the Colts offense is driving and has the ball just outside the Texans' red zone. **

THIRD QUARTER (7:37 remaining)

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The Texans forced the Colts three-and-out, but Pat McAfee's punt pinned Houston to its 11-yard line. **

THIRD QUARTER (9:09 remaining)

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Less than two minutes after scoring a touchdown, the Colts got the ball back after safety Antoine Bethea intercepted a deep pass attempt from Houston quarterback Matt Schaub. Indianapolis will take over from their own 17. **

THIRD QUARTER (11:20 remaining)

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The Colts opened the second half with an 80-yard touchdown drive that cut the Texans' lead to six. Facing third-and-goal from Houston's 4, Manning threw a fade route to wide receiver Reggie Wayne in the corner of the end zone for the score. **COLTS 14, TEXANS 20

HALFTIME – COLTS 7, TEXANS 20

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As the first half comes to a close, the Colts trail, 20-7. Indianapolis scored its only points of the first half on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Garcon. The Colts will receive the Texans' kick-off to start the second half.**

SECOND QUARTER (1:00 remaining)

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Houston kicker Kris Brown kicked a 33-yard field goal, his second of the day, to put the Texans ahead by 13. **COLTS 7, TEXANS 20

SECOND QUARTER (5:46 remaining)

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Quarterback Peyton Manning connected with wide receiver Pierre Garcon on a nine-yard touchdown pass to put the Colts on the board. Garcon's catch, which he reeled in with one hand, capped a 74-yard drive that lasted over five minutes. **COLTS 7, TEXANS 17

SECOND QUARTER (10:54 remaining)

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The Colts defense came up with a critical third-down stop and forced the Texans to settle for a field goal. Kicker Kris Brown converted the 35-yard attempt. **COLTS 0, TEXANS 17

END OF FIRST QUARTER – COLTS 0, TEXANS 14

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The Colts trail early, but have the ball around midfield and are driving as the first quarter comes to a close.**

FIRST QUARTER (2:10 remaining)

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The Texans forced the Colts to punt and quickly found the end zone once again after getting the ball back. Starting from their own 34, Houston went 66 yards in under four minutes and scored on a five-yard rush by running back Chris Brown. **COLTS 0, TEXANS 14

FIRST QUARTER (8:25 remaining)**

After receiving the opening kick-off, the Houston Texans marched 79 yards down the field and capped off an 11-play scoring drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Schaub to fullback Vonta Leach.

Colts running back Chad Simpson returned to the ensuing kick-off to the 26 where Indianapolis will begin its first drive of the game. COLTS 0, TEXANS 7

The following Colts are inactive today… K-Adam Vinatieri, WR-Anthony Gonzalez, QB-Jim Sorgi, DB-Kelvin Hayden, DB-Aaron Francisco, TE-Gijon Robinson, DE-Dwight Freeney, DE-Keyunta Dawson.

SCORING SUMMARY

• 7-yard touchdown pass from QB-Matt Schaub to FB-Vonta Leach (Drive summary: 11 plays, 79 yards, 6:35 seconds) COLTS 0, TEXANS 7

• 5-yard rushing touchdown by RB-Chris Brown (Drive summary: 7 plays, 66 yards, 3:46 seconds) COLTS 0, TEXANS 14

• 35-yard field goal by K-Kris Brown (Drive summary: 7 plays, 23, yards, 2:41 seconds) COLTS 0, TEXANS 17

• 9-yard touchdown pass from QB-Peyton Manning to WR-Pierre Garcon (Drive summary: 8 plays, 74 yards, 5:03 seconds) COLTS 7, TEXANS 17

• 33-yard field goal by K-Kris Brown (Drive summary: 11 plays, 65 yards, 4:46 seconds) COLTS 7, TEXANS 20

• 4-yard touchdown pass from QB-Peyton Manning to WR-Reggie Wayne (Drive summary: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:40 seconds) **COLTS 14, TEXANS 20

* 6-yard touchdown pass from QB-Peyton Manning to TE-Dallas Clark (Drive summary: 7 plays, 89 yards, 2:50 seconds) *COLTS 21, TEXANS 20

** • 26-yard touchdown return off an interception by LB-Clint SessionCOLTS 28, TEXANS 20

• 23-yard touchdown run from RB-Chad Simpson (Drive summary: 4 plays, 37 yards, 1:43 seconds) COLTS 35, TEXANS 20

• 10-yard touchdown pass from QB-Matt Schaub to WR-Jacoby Jones (Drive summary: 12 plays, 75 yards, 2:34 seconds) COLTS 35, TEXANS 27

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