Jadeveon Clowney made pretend snow angels on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium after sacking Andrew Luck in overtime.
"Oh man, I really just trying to make a play in a critical situation," Clowney said. "The game was on the line and I was trying to do as much as I can for the team and make a play."
Unlike his snow angels, the star pass rusher left an indelible mark on Indianapolis with a two-sack performance that also included a defensive touchdown in the Texans 37-34 overtime win.
Clowney recovered a fumble in the first quarter after a miscommunication between Luck and center Ryan Kelly. Luck had already begun the series deep in his own territory, after Trevor Daniel's 47-yard punt was down at the Indianapolis two-yard line. On second-and-10 and operating from his endzone, Luck was unable to get his hands on the botched snap. Clowney recovered the fumble from under a pile of Colts and Texans players for the touchdown.
"The throw was going near side," Clowney said. "I was lined up in six technique. I was expecting a PDO. I don't think the center knew that (Andrew) Luck was in the gun – how you throw there up underneath – but he kind of hiked it and I was lucky to get back there and cover this thing up before they did. Just fighting for the ball."
On his next series, Clowney recorded his first sack of the day. He brought down Luck for a loss of nine yards on third-and-15, effectively ending the Colts drive.
"I just felt better," Clowney said. "I practiced hard this week, had a great week of practice. I was working on a lot of different moves. Most of it I wasn't really doing the week before."
The Houston Texans are pumped and ready to take on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.