Texans Blow It Against Colts Again
Indianapolis outscored Houston 28-7 in the second half -- and 35-10 after a slow start -- to knock off the Texans, 35-27 at Reliant Stadium Sunday. The win moved the Colts to 11-0 under rookie head coach Jim Caldwell.
Houston jumped to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter, and nearly made it 21-0. However, wide receiver Andre Johnson couldn't hold on to a pass in the end zone, and the door was left slightly open for the Colts.
Peyton Manning threw a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon to make it 17-7, and Kris Brown added a field goal for Houston before halftime.
It was all Indianapolis in the second half, though. Manning added two more scores, the defense chipped in a pick-six on Matt Schaub, and the Colts rang up 28 unanswered points before a late Schaub touchdown pass pulled Houston back within eight.
Manning overcame two interceptions to help his team to an 11-0 start. No matter what happens Monday night in New Orleans, the 1972 Miami Dolphins now know that the champagne will be on ice for at least one more week.