The Texans avoided a scoreless first half against the Colts after a big defensive play by newcomer Lamarr Houston. The outside linebacker, in just his third game as a Texan, scored on a defensive touchdown with just 1:05 remaining in the second quarter.
"He's done a good job since he's gotten here," head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday. "He's a fun guy, a great guy to coach. (He) practices hard, prepares hard and he made several nice plays today. He's been a good addition to our team. No doubt about it."
Safety Eddie Pleasant recorded a strip sack on Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett at the Indianapolis 49-yard line. Houston recovered the fumble and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. The Texans trailed 10-7 at halftime.
The Texans signed Houston to the active roster on Oct. 11 following season-ending injuries to J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. Houston, who spent the offseason with the Chicago Bears, finished his Texans debut with one sack against Cleveland and then recorded three tackles, one quarterback hit and two tackles for loss at Seattle in Week 8. Houston's touchdown was the first of his NFL career. He also has nine fumble recoveries in his eight seasons.
Check out the Houston Texans warming up for gameday against the Colts.