HOUSTON — T.Y. Hilton continues to make history in Houston.
With 199 yards against the Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Hilton broke a tie with former Colts Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison (11) for the most 150-yard receiving games in franchise history.
Hilton gashed the Texans repeatedly in the Colts' 24-21 win on Sunday, making catches of 19, 28, 29, 34 and 60 yards. His 60-yard bomb from quarterback Andrew Luck in the second quarter put the Colts at Houston's 4-yard line. Running back Marlon Mack would punch it into the end zone on the very next play to tie the game at 7-7.
In total, Hilton caught 9-of-12 targets for 199 yards (22.1 avg), and he did it despite getting banged up a little bit in the first half. However, Colts head coach Frank Reich did not mention Hilton in his postgame injury report, so his performance must have been pretty good medicine.
"We all know T.Y.'s a tough guy. Sometimes the best packages come in small sizes," Luck joked after the game. "T.Y., he's a baller, man. He's a baller. It's always an honor to play with him."
In his seven-year career, three of Hilton's top four single-game yardage totals have come in Houston — 223 yards (and one touchdown) in 2014, 175 yards (and two touchdowns) in Week 9 last season, and 193 yards on Sunday.
"Like everybody says, this is my second home," Hilton joked to reporters in the locker room after the game.
With Sunday's performance, Hilton also reached 986 yards on the 2018 season. That marks seven straight seasons with at least 800 receiving yards, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
"He was awesome today. I mean, just awesome. He's our playmaker. We were counting on him having a big game," Reich said about Hilton following the game. "He makes that long catch and then gets his ankle pretty bad but somehow sucks it up. Not only sucks it up, but comes back and has another hundred-some yards in receiving after he gets hurt. That's what we've come to expect from T.Y. He's just such a phenomenal player and great leader for our team."
In Hilton's immediate future may be a couple more milestones at home against the Dallas Cowboys next week. With 14 more receiving yards, he will reach 1,000 receiving yards for the fifth time in his career. Hilton also needs just one reception to tie Reggie Wayne (494) for the second-most receptions by a Colt in their first seven seasons.
With one receiving touchdown, Hilton will surpass Jim Mutscheller (40) for the seventh-most receiving touchdowns in franchise history. A touchdown would also tie Hilton with Raymond Berry and Dallas Clark (41) for the third-most receiving touchdowns by a Colt in their first seven seasons.