Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton lit up the
Texans secondary and the Indianapolis Colts held off a Houston comeback to
earn a 33-28 victory in a matchup of the top two teams in the AFC South.
Thursday games this season had been decided by an average of 29 points, and it
appeared another blowout was on tap when the Colts jumped out to a 24-0 lead.
Houston, though, fought back and pulled within 33-28 when the incomparable
J.J. Watt returned a botched shotgun snap 45 yards for a defensive touchdown.
The Texans had two possessions inside five minutes remaining and both times
lost fumbles as the Colts (4-2) survived to win their fourth straight game.
Luck threw for 370 yards with touchdown passes to Ahmad Bradshaw and Coby
Fleener and Hilton, who finished with nine receptions for 223 yards, one shy
of the franchise single-game record.
Arian Foster gained 141 yards from scrimmage and ran for two touchdowns for
Houston (3-3), which has dropped three of its last four.
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-23 passes for 212 yards and threw a touchdown
pass to Andre Johnson, but both lost critical fumbles down the stretch.