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Why the Texans beat the Colts

Posted on: September 12, 2010 5:26 pm
 
A. Foster had the best day a RB has ever had in Houston (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Three reasons why Houston opened its season with a 34-24 victory against the Colts.

1. Houston’s running game:
Arian Foster was a stud, rushing 33 times for a club-record 231 yards and three touchdowns. He’ll make you forget the name Steve Slaton (six carries, 29 yards) pretty quickly. Perhaps the most impressive drive Houston ran was the first series of the second half, when they used up about 8 minutes of game clock, handing the ball to Foster. The Colts simply couldn’t stop him. After his final TD of the game, with 1:56 to go, he slammed the ball to the turf. Then, he went to the bench and put on an oxygen mask. He had earned it.

2. The Colts wide receivers: On the surface, their numbers look good. Peyton Manning completed a career-high 40 completions, and Austin Collie (10 catches, 131 yards), Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Pierre Garcon recorded at least 75 receiving yards a piece. But Manning was undone early in the game by a bevy of Colts mistakes. His receivers ran the wrong routes, they dropped passes, they fumbled receptions. In the end, Houston made them pay.

3. Houston’s early-game momentum:
The Texans jumped out to a 13-0 lead, and though the Colts answered with 10-straight points, the tone already had been set. This game was so, so important to the Texans, who entered the game 1-15 all time against the Colts. They had suffered through a few close games – a few games they should have won, actually – and they came in confident they weren’t going to let another opportunity to pass them by. Turns out, they didn’t.

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Because they were the better team today, because they were better prepared?
Really, do you think your audience really needs an explanation from you?
You don't exactly write in-depth stuff. Closer to the "satire" offered by the trolls on this site than real sports writing.




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2010 5:57 pm
 

Why the Texans beat the Colts

How about they scored more? Best reasoning there. They kept Manning off the field, and contained him as much as they could while he was on it. They took out the Colt's rushing attack and made Manning try to win on his arm. He couldn't do it. Great Stat game for the Colts passing attack, including Peyton Manning and Austin Collie - but stats do not win a game, points do.



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