Colts safety Mike Adams: 'We're not good enough to relax when we're up'

With 7:04 remaining in their "Sunday Night Football" contest with the division rival Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts took a 23-9 lead. Thirteen minutes and 54 seconds of game time later, the Colts saw their record drop to 2-4 overall, and 0-3 in the division.

Brock Osweiler, who had been brutal all evening, led the Texans on two touchdown drives covering 15 plays and 128 yards in order to tie the game with 49 seconds left (with a ton of help from Lamar Miller, who was just insanely good in this game). Indianapolis' last-ditch attempt at a field goal drive in regulation fell short and resulted in a punt, as did its first drive of the overtime period.

Texans wideout Jaelen Strong made a terrific catch down the sideline on the ensuing drive, setting up Nick Novak for the game-winning kick.

The Colts put themselves in some ignominious company by blowing the 14-point lead in the fashion they did.

Safety Mike Adams, for one, was not thrilled with the way he felt his team took its foot off the gas.

"I don't think we're good enough to get a lead like that and just let go," Adams said, per the Indianapolis Star. "We're not good enough to relax when we're up. We have to step on them and keep moving. There's no taking it lightly. We have to keep doing what we were doing in the first place."

The Indianapolis offense only got one drive off after taking the 14-point lead and before the game was tied. It went run, sack, run. That wasn't great. Maybe Adams was talking about the defense taking too relaxed of an attitude toward Osweiler marching the Texans down the field, since he hadn't been able to do it all game. Either way, it sure looks like the Colts have a bunch of things to get corrected right now.

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Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He joined CBSSports.com in 2014 and has since spent far too much of his time watching film and working in spreadsheets. Full Bio

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