Jaelen Strong's first NFL catch was worth the wait.
With one second left in the first half, Brian Hoyer landed a deep, 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to the rookie as time expired. It was Strong's first game in action after being inactive for Weeks 2 through 4.
Ryan Mallett started the game but was replaced by Hoyer in the second quarter of the Thursday night game against Indianapolis. Mallett, who walked off the field after a hit that resulted in roughing penalty by the Colts, did not re-enter the game in the first half.
Hoyer led the Texans on two scoring drives, the first a 36-yard field goal by Nick Novak and the second, a touchdown pass to Strong. He is 8-of-13 for 127 yards, one touchdown, and a 119.7 passer rating. The Texans trail 13-10 at halftime.