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Breakfast: Jaelen Strong helps turn tide vs. Colts




Jaelen Strong has six catches this season and half have been touchdowns.

All three of those scores came against the Colts, and none was bigger than Sunday's.

Early in the fourth quarter, on 1st-and-Goal at the Indianapolis 8-yard line, quarterback Brandon Weeden faked a handoff to Alfred Blue to the left side, and rolled to his right. Strong explained what happened next.

"They kind of lost me in the backfield and I got to the flat," Strong said. "Weeden made a great toss and I just turned it up and aimed for the pylon."


Strong's aim was true, and the touchdown put the Texans in front of the Colts, 13-10. It was a lead they wouldn't relinquish, and Houston left with a 16-10 triumph and sole possession of first place in the division.

"The play to Jaelen ended up being the difference," Weeden said. "It was a play we practiced all week, and we felt like we had a good opportunity in that situation. It was a great play call, well executed, and like I said, it ended up being the difference."

Strong caught another pass for 15 yards, and now has six catches for 87 yards in 2015. His head coach has seen quite a bit of growth throughout this season.


"I think that he has really improved every week," Bill O'Brien said. "He really knows our offense. He has lost about 20 pounds since he has stepped in here. I give the kid a lot of credit he has really worked hard to get to where he is at now."

The rookie out of Arizona State caught a pair of touchdown passes in the Week 5 loss to the Colts at NRG Stadium.

Strong and the Texans will practice on Monday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.


Texans fans showed up in full force to support their team at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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