Colts Snap Texans' Streak With 24-21 Victory

The Indianapolis Colts (7-6) defeated the Houston Texans (9-4), 24-21, today at NRG Stadium in Houston. Here are the updates and highlights from today's game.


HOUSTON — The Indianapolis Colts (7-6) defeated the Houston Texans (9-4), 24-21, today at NRG Stadium in Houston, snapping the Texans' nine-game win streak. Here are the updates and highlights from today's game.


— Injury update: Left guard Mark Glowinski (ankle) is questionable once again. He had returned to the ballgame once before.

— Deshaun Watson evades the rush and finds DeAndre Hopkins for a seven-yard touchdown pass. Texans cut the Colts' lead to just three, 24-21, with 2:37 left in the fourth quarter.

– On 3rd and 1, Andrew Luck draws Jadeveon Clowney offsides. First down. Victory formation. Colts are flying home with a 24-21 victory.


— The Texans get things started off on the right foot to start the second half, as they go on a 16-play, 75-yard drive that ends with a one-yard touchdown run by Lamar Miller, cutting the Colts' lead to 17-14 with 7:41 left in the third quarter.

— Andrew Luck answers right back for the Colts. He has two straight elite throws — the first of which for 34 yards to T.Y. Hilton, the second of which for 12 yards to Zach Pascal for a touchdown — to get the Colts' lead back to 10, 24-14, with 3:51 left in the third quarter. Credit Pascal for shaking cornerback Shareece Wright on a double move and getting open for his second touchdown of the season.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Colts lead the Texans, 24-14.


— How about a two-play, 64-yard scoring drive? The Colts break out of a six-quarter scoring slump utilizing the big play, as Andrew Luck finds T.Y. Hilton for a 60-yard pass play over the top to the Houston 4-yard line, and then Marlon Mack runs it in from there to tie the game at 7 with 6:33 left in the second quarter. The drive was possible thanks to Denico Autry's seventh sack of the season, which came on third down and forced another Houston punt.

— Eric Ebron: record breaker. The tight end hauls in a 14-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck, Ebron's 12th receiving touchdown of the season. That breaks the Colts' single-season record for receiving touchdowns by a tight end, passing Dallas Clark. Colts lead the Texans, 14-7, with 3:03 left.

— Injury update: Guard Mark Glowinski (ankle) is questionable to return.

— Adam Vinatieri calmly knocks down a 54-yard field goal, and the Colts go into halftime with a 17-7 lead.


— Colts safety Clayton Geathers picks off the Deshaun Watson pass at the front of the end zone, but penalty flags down. Play negated. Safety Malik Hooker is called for a "hit on a defenseless receiver" on wide receiver DeAndre Carter, the intended recipient of the pass. Running back Alfred Blue runs it into the end zone from three yards out on the very next play, and the Texans take a 7-0 lead with 2:26 left in the first quarter.

— At the end of the first quarter, the Texans lead the Colts, 7-0.


The following players are inactive for today's 2018 Week 14 matchup against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium:

• TE Mo Alie-Cox

• T/G Le'Raven Clark

• WR Dontrelle Inman

• C Ryan Kelly

• S Mike Mitchell

• DT Hassan Ridgeway

• RB Jonathan Williams

Lineup changes

The Colts are expecting the following lineup changes today:

— Evan Boehm is expected to start at center in place of Ryan Kelly.

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