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Colts snap Texans' 9-game winning streak with 24-21 win

HOUSTON (AP) Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton missed multiple practices with a shoulder injury in the week leading up to Sunday's trip to NRG Stadium for a critical AFC South matchup. The Colts said his status was up in the air.

Hilton knew he couldn't possibly miss a game at a place where he's had more success than any receiver since the stadium opened in 2002.

He played, and in Indianapolis' 24-21 win over Houston, Hilton had 199 receiving yards and Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns.

''This is my second home, man,'' Hilton said, laughing. ''This is my second home. I don't know. Every time I come here, I just go off. I don't know what it is.''

Hilton entered as the all-time leader in receiving yards per game at NRG Stadium with 122.3 yards and finished Sunday just shy of 200 yards with nine catches on 12 targets. In seven career games in Houston, Hilton has topped 100 yards four times, with three of those for more than 175 yards.

The Colts (7-6) snapped a nine-game winning streak by the Texans (9-4), trimming Houston's lead over the AFC South to two games with three remaining.

Luck said throughout the week, the Colts were seeing things in the Texans' defense that led them to believe Hilton's ''speed and maneuverability'' could again be a key to success in Houston.

''Once we got that first one, it was like, `OK, here we go,''' Luck said. ''When T.Y.'s in the zone, he's in a zone, man. It's fun to play with him and it's an honor to play with him.''

Hilton's performance gave him his 11th 150-yard game, setting a franchise record. He has also topped 800 receiving yards for a seventh consecutive season, the longest active streak in the NFL.

The Colts started slow and didn't have a first down until early in the second quarter. They went to a no-huddle offense and found momentum on that drive before a pass from Luck was tipped by Kareem Jackson and intercepted by Andre Hal.

Indianapolis finally ended a lengthy scoring drought after a 60-yard completion to Hilton set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Marlon Mack.

The Colts entered Sunday having allowed just 14 sacks, second only to New Orleans. Houston's usually menacing pass rush was largely neutralized with just two sacks from J.J. Watt and Christian Covington after being held without a sack against Cleveland last week.

''They did a good job, they played good football,'' Watt said. ''T.Y. obviously had a huge day. We knew going in that's a guy we had to stop and we didn't. That's on everybody. Luck did a good job spreading it around, guys got open and he found them. We have to play better.''

Indianapolis' defense, on the other hand, gave Houston fits both in the passing and running game. The Colts sacked Watson five times for a loss of 41 yards and held Houston's rushing offense to just 89 yards on 25 carries.

''There was a confidence all week,'' Reich said. ''What was best about this was, we expected to win this game. We really did.''

Watson had 267 yards passing and 35 yards rushing. Tight end Ryan Griffin led Houston receivers with 80 yards on five catches, while Hopkins was held to 36 yards on four catches.

''We're good. I mean, it's the NFL - every game is tough,'' Watson said. ''It's tough to go on a two-game winning streak. We went on nine. Today it ended, but it's a new task to put this game behind us. Next week, we're 0-0 and we'll try to get 1-0. It's no panic button for us. We'll keep moving and try to flip the script next week and get back to the winning column.''

Houston cut Indianapolis' lead to 24-21 with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to DeAndre Hopkins with less than three minutes remaining. With the Colts facing a critical third-and-1 at midfield, Luck drew Jadeveon Clowney offside to secure a first down and the win.

Clowney refused to comment when approached by reporters.

Houston scored first on a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Alfred Blue. The Colts then scored 17 straight before Houston opened the third quarter with a long drive to a 1-yard touchdown run on a direct snap to Lamar Miller to cut the Colts' lead to 17-14.

The Colts took a 14-7 lead late in the first half on a 14-yard pass from Luck to Eric Ebron. It was Luck's fourth straight touchdown pass to a tight end, three of which went to Ebron.

Luck had not thrown a touchdown pass to a non-tight end since the Nov. 18 win over Tennessee until the third quarter, when he found receiver Zach Pascal for a 12-yarder to put the Colts up 24-14.

Indianapolis had a 54-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri as time expired in the second quarter to take a 17-7 halftime lead. During Houston's winning streak, the team never trailed at halftime.

''I don't like what happened today, but I'm fine with where we are,'' Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. ''This is the NFL. We did not do a good enough job today. The Colts did a much better job than us. There's a lot of football left.''

PLAYOFF RACE

Indianapolis will host the Cowboys and Giants before closing out the season in Tennessee, while Houston visits the Jets and Eagles before hosting Jacksonville in the finale.

HOPKINS' MILESTONE

With a 10-yard reception in the third quarter, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins topped 7,000 receiving yards in his career. At 26 years, 6 months, 3 days, Hopkins became the second-youngest player in NFL history to surpass 7,000 yards, behind only Larry Fitzgerald who was 26 years, 3 months and 20 days when he reached the mark.

EBRON IN THE END ZONE

With his 12th receiving touchdown of the season, Colts tight end Eric Ebron set a franchise record for the position. The record was previously held by Dallas Clark. Ebron also has one rushing touchdown on the season. In four seasons with the Lions, Ebron totaled 11 touchdown catches and one rushing touchdown.

ASTROS IN ATTENDANCE

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez and pitcher Lance McCullers were all in attendance, with Bregman wearing a custom No. 2 Texans jersey with his name on the back. Bregman also briefly played catch with Watt on the sidelines during pre-game warmups.

INJURIES

Texans receiver and kick returner Deandre Carter left in the first quarter and was later ruled out with a concussion. . Colts right guard Mark Glowinski was carted to the locker room in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

UP NEXT

Colts: Host the Cowboys next Sunday.

Texans: Visit the Jets next Saturday.

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Key Players
A. Luck 12 QB
399 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 16 RuYds
26
FPTS
D. Watson 4 QB
267 PaYds, PaTD, 35 RuYds
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:37
K.Fairbairn extra point is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 2:37
D.Watson pass short middle to D.Hopkins for 7 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
70
yds
1:53
pos
24
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:51
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
24
14
Touchdown 3:51
A.Luck pass short left to Z.Pascal for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
3:47
pos
23
14
Point After TD 7:38
K.Fairbairn extra point is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
plays
yds
pos
17
14
Touchdown 7:38
Direct snap to L.Miller. L.Miller left guard for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
16
plays
75
yds
7:22
pos
17
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
A.Vinatieri 54 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
10
plays
53
yds
1:14
pos
17
7
Point After TD 2:57
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 2:57
A.Luck pass short left to E.Ebron for 14 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
66
yds
2:16
pos
13
7
Point After TD 6:33
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD Center-L.Rhodes Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:33
M.Mack left guard for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
2
plays
64
yds
00:46
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:26
K.Fairbairn extra point is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 2:26
A.Blue right guard for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
82
yds
4:09
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:03 31:57
1st Downs 24 25
Rushing 4 6
Passing 17 14
Penalty 3 5
3rd Down Conv 4-12 5-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-2
Total Net Yards 436 315
Total Plays 66 68
Avg Gain 6.6 4.6
Net Yards Rushing 50 89
Rush Attempts 23 25
Avg Rush Yards 2.2 3.6
Net Yards Passing 386 226
Comp. - Att. 27-41 27-38
Yards Per Pass 9.4 5.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 5-41
Penalties - Yards 9-59 7-35
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 6-36.7 8-39.4
Return Yards 57 18
Punts - Returns 5-47 2-18
Kickoffs - Returns 1-10 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 4/4 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 3-3 -100% 3-3 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 3-3 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colts 7-6 0177024
Texans 9-4 707721
386 PASS YDS 226
50 RUSH YDS 89
436 TOTAL YDS 315
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 399 2 1 103.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.7% 3759 34 13 99.2
A. Luck 27/41 399 2 1 26
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Mack 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
131 616 5
M. Mack 14 33 1 7 9
A. Luck 12 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 98 0
A. Luck 6 16 0 13 26
N. Hines 21 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 289 1
N. Hines 3 1 0 2 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 9 199 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 986 6
T. Hilton 12 9 199 0 60 19
Z. Pascal 14 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 68 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 215 2
Z. Pascal 6 5 68 1 28 12
E. Ebron 85 TE
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 65 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 654 12
E. Ebron 8 4 65 1 23 12
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 389 1
C. Rogers 6 5 36 0 11 3
N. Hines 21 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 314 2
N. Hines 5 3 16 0 10 1
R. Grant 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 309 1
R. Grant 1 1 15 0 15 1
M. Mack 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 90 1
M. Mack 1 0 0 0 0 9
E. Swoope 86 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 87 3
E. Swoope 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Leonard 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
90-45 1 7.0
D. Leonard 9-3 1.0 0 0
A. Walker 50 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-34 1 1.0
A. Walker 7-4 0.0 0 0
K. Moore 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-12 2 1.0
K. Moore 6-1 1.0 0 0
C. Geathers 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-26 0 0.0
C. Geathers 6-3 0.0 0 0
J. Sheard 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-10 0 5.0
J. Sheard 4-2 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 49 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 0.0
M. Adams 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Autry 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-8 0 8.0
D. Autry 3-1 2.0 0 0
P. Desir 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-17 1 0.0
P. Desir 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. Odum 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
G. Odum 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Turay 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 4.0
K. Turay 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-4 0 5.0
M. Hunt 1-2 1.0 0 0
A. Muhammad 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-8 0 0.0
A. Muhammad 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hooker 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-10 1 0.0
M. Hooker 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-14 0 0.0
A. Woods 0-2 0.0 0 0
T. Lewis 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
T. Lewis 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
18/22 35/37
A. Vinatieri 1/1 54 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Sanchez 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
48 45.8 18
R. Sanchez 6 46.3 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
C. Rogers 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 9.4 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 11.2 51 0
C. Rogers 5 9.4 26 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Watson 4 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.1% 267 1 0 99.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.9% 3298 22 9 100.9
D. Watson 27/38 267 1 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Watson 4 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 410 2
D. Watson 5 35 0 12 19
L. Miller 26 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
190 909 4
L. Miller 14 33 1 13 10
A. Blue 28 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 21 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
134 467 2
A. Blue 6 21 1 11 8
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Griffin 84 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 80 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 283 0
R. Griffin 5 5 80 0 47 8
D. Thomas 87 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 581 5
D. Thomas 6 4 48 0 20 4
J. Akins 88 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 192 0
J. Akins 2 2 40 0 27 4
D. Hopkins 10 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 4 36 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 84 1151 9
D. Hopkins 10 4 36 1 13 9
J. Thomas 83 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 207 4
J. Thomas 4 4 31 0 14 3
L. Miller 26 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 163 1
L. Miller 6 5 19 0 5 10
J. Webb 5 QB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 13 0
J. Webb 3 2 13 0 7 1
D. Carter 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 67 0
D. Carter 1 1 0 0 0 0
A. Blue 28 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 107 0
A. Blue 1 0 0 0 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Jackson 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-16 2 1.0
K. Jackson 9-2 0.0 0 0
Z. Cunningham 41 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-22 1 0.0
Z. Cunningham 7-2 0.0 0 0
J. Reid 20 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-13 3 0.0
J. Reid 6-1 0.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
65-13 2 3.0
T. Mathieu 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Watt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-11 0 12.0
J. Watt 2-0 1.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-32 0 1.0
B. McKinney 2-1 0.0 0 0
W. Mercilus 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-15 0 3.0
W. Mercilus 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-7 2 0.0
J. Joseph 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-5 0 7.0
J. Clowney 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Covington 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 3.0
C. Covington 1-0 1.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-5 0 2.0
D. Reader 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Blackson 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 1.0
A. Blackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Wright 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-5 0 0.0
S. Wright 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hal 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 2 0.0
A. Hal 0-0 0.0 1 0
B. Dunn 92 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-11 0 0.0
B. Dunn 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Fairbairn 7 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
29/34 32/33
K. Fairbairn 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 45.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
60 44.1 30
T. Daniel 8 45.3 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Mathieu 32 FS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
T. Mathieu 1 6.0 6 0
D. Carter 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 10.5 84 0
D. Carter 1 12.0 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 1:33 3 6 Punt
11:28 IND 45 1:42 3 0 Punt
8:10 IND 41 1:35 3 8 Punt
2:26 IND 25 1:33 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 IND 9 4:33 12 61 INT
7:19 IND 36 0:46 2 64 TD
5:13 IND 34 2:16 5 66 TD
1:14 IND 11 1:14 10 53 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:38 IND 25 3:47 8 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 IND 7 4:16 8 42 Punt
6:41 IND 23 2:11 4 31 Punt
2:37 IND 22 2:37 6 28 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 HOU 26 1:59 3 8 Punt
9:46 HOU 20 1:36 3 -6 Punt
6:35 HOU 18 4:09 10 82 TD
0:53 HOU 27 1:48 4 28 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:32 HOU 15 2:13 3 -9 Punt
6:33 HOU 25 1:20 3 0 Punt
2:57 HOU 25 1:43 4 15 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 7:22 16 75 TD
3:51 HOU 25 4:46 10 37 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:49 HOU 9 3:08 6 29 Punt
4:30 HOU 30 1:53 6 70 TD