Texans win 26-23 overtime thriller against Colts

The Texans defeated the Colts in an exhilarating 26-23 overtime win to improve to 4-2 and maintain their lead in the AFC South.
Despite trailing 23-9 with seven minutes remaining, the Texans rallied with a late fourth-quarter comeback scoring two touchdowns on back-to-back drives to send the game into overtime. Nick Novak's 33-yard field goal gave the win over their division rival, the Indianapolis Colts. 
Lamar Miller rushed for 149 yard on 24 carries and added three catches for 29 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving in the win.
Brock Osweiler completed 25-of-39 for 269 yards for two touchdowns and one interception in the comeback. C.J. Fiedorowicz eld the receivers with six catches for 85 yards and one touchdown. 
Houston's defense was led by Benardrick McKinney with 12 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits. Whitney Mercilus and Andre Hal also recorded sacks. Robert Nelson, recently promoted from the practice squad, intercepted Andrew Luck. 
Luck was 21-of-32 for 252 yards for one touchdown and one interception. Frank Gore rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries.
In the first half, Texans struggled to move the ball offensively being held to just a field goal. Houston was forced to punt on the first four drives, while the Colts scored 13 unanswered points to take an early lead.
Houston's defense held the Colts to three-and-out on their opening offensive series. After beginning their second possession at the 50-yard line, the Colts scored first with a 41-yard field goal. Luck followed up with a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle on the Colts next drive. Viniateri's 37-yard field goal gave the Colts a 13-0 lead with 6:55 left in the second quarter. 
Nick Novak's 27-yard field goal capped off the Texans lone scoring drive of the first half, an 11-play, 66-yard drive. The Texans trailed 13-3 at halftime.
On Houston's first possession of the third quarter, Miller scored on a one-yard run, the first rushing touchdown of the season. The tandem of Miller and Alfred Blue rushed for three consecutive first downs on the drive. A defensive pass interference on Hopkins in the endzone gave Houston a first down at the one-yard line. Novak missed the extra point attempt on the 10-play, 82-yard drive. Houston trailed 13-9 with 7:06 left in the third quarter. 
Key sack by Mercilus on fourth-and-1 stopped the Colts drive. The Texans took over at their 13-yard line but the drive was short-lived after a holding call on Hopkins followed by an interception by Osweiler. The pass, intended for Hopkins, was picked off by Vontae Davis. 
Two plays later, Luck rushed for a 14-yard touchdown to extend the Colts lead to two scores. Viniateri added a 36-yard field goal on the next series. Houston trailed 23-9 in their biggest deficit of the game with 7:12 left in the game. 
Late in the fourth quarter, Houston's offense gained momentum with three consecutive passes from Osweiler to Hopkins. Miller scored on a 10-yard catch-and-run to cap off a 12-play, 75-yard drive. The Texans trailed 23-16 with 2:37 left in the game. 
Houston's defense held the Colts to three-and-out on their ensuring possession. A sack by Andre Hal followed by a tackle for loss by Mercilus gave the Texans another chance with less than two minutes remaining. 
Houston picked up two first downs after Miller rushed for 16 yards and Fiedorowicz added an 11-yard reception. Fiedorowicz scored on a 26-yard touchdown just three plays later. The Texans tied the game 23-23 with 0:49 remaining. 
The Texans defense held with a third-down quarterback hit by Clowney to send the game into overtime. Indianapolis won the coin toss and received the ball first. On third-and-three, Benardrick McKinney's sack on Luck ended the drive and forced the overtime punt. 
Jaelen Strong's first catch of the game came in overtime as he hauled in a 36-yard reception from Osweiler to get the Texans into field goal range. Novak kicked the game-winner just two plays later from 33 yards. 
The Texans will play another primetime matchup in Week 7 as they travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Monday Night Football. The Texans defeated the Colts in an exhilarating 26-23 overtime win to improve to 4-2 and maintain their lead in the AFC South.
Despite trailing 23-9 with seven minutes remaining, the Texans rallied with a late fourth-quarter comeback scoring two touchdowns on back-to-back drives to send the game into overtime. Nick Novak's 33-yard field goal gave the win over their division rival, the Indianapolis Colts. 
Lamar Miller rushed for 149 yard on 24 carries and added three catches for 29 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving in the win.
Brock Osweiler completed 25-of-39 for 269 yards for two touchdowns and one interception in the comeback. C.J. Fiedorowicz eld the receivers with six catches for 85 yards and one touchdown. 
Houston's defense was led by Benardrick McKinney with 12 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits. Whitney Mercilus and Andre Hal also recorded sacks. Robert Nelson, recently promoted from the practice squad, intercepted Andrew Luck. 
Luck was 21-of-32 for 252 yards for one touchdown and one interception. Frank Gore rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries.
In the first half, Texans struggled to move the ball offensively being held to just a field goal. Houston was forced to punt on the first four drives, while the Colts scored 13 unanswered points to take an early lead.
Houston's defense held the Colts to three-and-out on their opening offensive series. After beginning their second possession at the 50-yard line, the Colts scored first with a 41-yard field goal. Luck followed up with a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle on the Colts next drive. Viniateri's 37-yard field goal gave the Colts a 13-0 lead with 6:55 left in the second quarter. 
Nick Novak's 27-yard field goal capped off the Texans lone scoring drive of the first half, an 11-play, 66-yard drive. The Texans trailed 13-3 at halftime.
On Houston's first possession of the third quarter, Miller scored on a one-yard run, the first rushing touchdown of the season. The tandem of Miller and Alfred Blue rushed for three consecutive first downs on the drive. A defensive pass interference on Hopkins in the endzone gave Houston a first down at the one-yard line. Novak missed the extra point attempt on the 10-play, 82-yard drive. Houston trailed 13-9 with 7:06 left in the third quarter. 
Key sack by Mercilus on fourth-and-1 stopped the Colts drive. The Texans took over at their 13-yard line but the drive was short-lived after a holding call on Hopkins followed by an interception by Osweiler. The pass, intended for Hopkins, was picked off by Vontae Davis. 
Two plays later, Luck rushed for a 14-yard touchdown to extend the Colts lead to two scores. Viniateri added a 36-yard field goal on the next series. Houston trailed 23-9 in their biggest deficit of the game with 7:12 left in the game. 
Late in the fourth quarter, Houston's offense gained momentum with three consecutive passes from Osweiler to Hopkins. Miller scored on a 10-yard catch-and-run to cap off a 12-play, 75-yard drive. The Texans trailed 23-16 with 2:37 left in the game. 
Houston's defense held the Colts to three-and-out on their ensuring possession. A sack by Andre Hal followed by a tackle for loss by Mercilus gave the Texans another chance with less than two minutes remaining. 
Houston picked up two first downs after Miller rushed for 16 yards and Fiedorowicz added an 11-yard reception. Fiedorowicz scored on a 26-yard touchdown just three plays later. The Texans tied the game 23-23 with 0:49 remaining. 
The Texans defense held with a third-down quarterback hit by Clowney to send the game into overtime. Indianapolis won the coin toss and received the ball first. On third-and-three, Benardrick McKinney's sack on Luck ended the drive and forced the overtime punt. 
Jaelen Strong's first catch of the game came in overtime as he hauled in a 36-yard reception from Osweiler to get the Texans into field goal range. Novak kicked the game-winner just two plays later from 33 yards. 
The Texans will play another primetime matchup in Week 7 as they travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Monday Night Football. 

The Texans defeated the Indianapolis Colts in an exhilarating 26-23 overtime win to improve to 4-2 and maintain their lead in the AFC South.

Despite trailing 23-9 with seven minutes remaining, Houston rallied with a late fourth-quarter comeback scoring two touchdowns on back-to-back drives to send the game into overtime. Nick Novak's 33-yard field goal gave the Texans the win over their division rival.


Lamar Miller rushed for 149 yard on 24 carries and added three catches for 29 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving in the win.

Brock Osweiler completed 25-of-39 for 269 yards for two touchdowns and one interception on the night. C.J. Fiedorowicz led all receivers with six catches for 85 yards and one touchdown. 

Houston's defense was led by Benardrick McKinney with 12 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits. Whitney Mercilus and Andre Hal also recorded sacks. Robert Nelson, recently promoted from the practice squad, intercepted Andrew Luck. 

Luck was 21-of-32 for 252 yards for one touchdown and one interception. Frank Gore rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries.

In the first half, Texans struggled to move the ball offensively and were held to just a field goal. Houston was forced to punt on its first four drives, while the Colts scored 13 unanswered points to take an early lead.

Houston's defense held the Colts to a three-and-out on their opening offensive series. After beginning their second possession at the 50-yard line, the Colts scored first with a 41-yard field goal. Luck followed up with a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle on the Colts next drive. Viniateri's 37-yard field goal gave the Colts a 13-0 lead with 6:55 left in the second quarter. 

Nick Novak's 27-yard field goal capped off the Texans lone scoring drive of the first half, an 11-play, 66-yard drive. The Texans trailed 13-3 at halftime.

On Houston's first possession of the third quarter, Miller scored on a one-yard run, his first rushing touchdown of his Texans career. The tandem of Miller and Alfred Blue rushed for three consecutive first downs on the drive. Novak missed the extra point attempt on the 10-play, 82-yard drive. Houston trailed 13-9 with 7:06 left in the third quarter. 

A key third-quarter sack by Mercilus on fourth-and-1 stopped the Colts drive in the red zone. The Texans took over at their 13-yard line but the drive was short-lived after a holding call on Hopkins followed by an interception by Osweiler. The pass, intended for Hopkins, was picked off by Vontae Davis. 

Two plays later, Luck rushed for a 14-yard touchdown to extend the Colts lead to two scores. Viniateri added a 36-yard field goal on the next series. Houston trailed 23-9 in their biggest deficit of the game with 7:12 left in the game. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Houston's offense gained momentum with three consecutive passes from Osweiler to Hopkins. Miller scored on a 10-yard catch-and-run to end a 12-play, 75-yard drive. The Texans trailed 23-16 with 2:37 left in the game. 

Houston's defense held the Colts to three-and-out on their ensuing possession. A sack by Andre Hal followed by a tackle for loss by Mercilus gave the Texans another chance with less than two minutes remaining. 

Houston picked up two first downs after Miller rushed for 16 yards and Fiedorowicz added an 11-yard reception. Fiedorowicz scored on a 26-yard touchdown just three plays later. The Texans tied the game 23-23 with 0:49 left in regulation. 

The Texans defense held the Colts offense on third down after a quarterback hit by Clowney to send the game into overtime. Indianapolis won the coin toss and received the ball first. On third-and-3, Benardrick McKinney's sack on Luck ended the drive and forced the overtime punt. 

Jaelen Strong's first catch of the game came on the Texans first and only possession of overtime. Strong hauled in a 36-yard reception from Osweiler to get the Texans into field goal range. Novak kicked the game-winner just two plays later from 33 yards. 

The Texans will play another primetime matchup in Week 7 as they travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

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