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Texans take key AFC South matchup with 22-17 win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Houston Texans hoped to cash in on a hefty offseason investment in the offense.

Turns out, their rugged defense may still be the way to the playoffs.

On a day the Texans scored only one touchdown against Indianapolis, the defense forced three turnovers and stopped the Colts on fourth-and-1 with 1:24 left in the game to preserve a 22-17 win on Sunday.

''What the defense did is truly unbelievable,'' quarterback Brock Osweiler said. ''It was like a playoff game.''

Win a couple more, and it will be a playoff game.

By snapping a three-game losing streak, Houston (7-6) and Tennessee remained tied atop the AFC South though the Texans are better positioned because of season sweeps over the Titans and Colts (6-7).

The Texans won their second straight game in Indy after losing their first 13 and have won nine straight over division foes

This one sure wasn't easy.

Nick Novak made five field goals, Lamar Miller ran 21 times for 107 yards and scored on a 2-yard run late in the first half for all of the points.

Osweiler, meanwhile, went 14 of 24 for 147 yards with no touchdowns despite twice starting drives inside the Colts 20-yard line.

Still, the old-school style played right into the hands of Houston's defense, which picked off Andrew Luck twice and recovered a fumble after Jadeveon Clowney beat tight end Dwayne Allen on third-and-goal from the 3-yard line.

They finished it off by beating the Colts with a blitz that forced an errant throw on Indy's final play.

Luck blamed himself.

''Bad plays, I mean those turnovers,'' he said after going 24 of 45 for 276 yards with two TD passes. ''We didn't execute and you've got to execute to have a chance to win the game.''

After the Colts took a 3-0 lead on their opening series, they didn't score again until Frank Gore took a screen pass and raced 18 yards to the end zone to make it 16-10 early in the third quarter. T.Y. Hilton scored on a 35-yard TD pass early in the fourth, cutting the deficit to 19-17.

But the Texans used nearly 6 1/2 minutes on the ensuing drive to set up Novak's 34-yard field goal, and the defense, as it did all day, held up.

''Was it perfect by any means? No. But we got the job done,'' Osweiler said.

MOVING ON UP

Gore and Adam Vinatieri continue climbing the NFL charts. Gore, the Colts' top running back, finished with 74 yards from scrimmage to move past Terrell Owens (16,185) for No. 11 on the NFL's list.

And Vinatieri scored five points, ending the day with 104 to extend his NFL record to 19 100-point seasons. He's achieved that feat nine times since joining the Colts, a franchise record.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing finished with six tackles, giving him 639 in his career - breaking DeMeco Ryans' franchise record (636).

REACHING 1,000

While Houston ran 41 times for 185 yards, Miller reached the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. The milestone came on a 20-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. He has 1,012 yards this season - a pretty good return for a team that signed the free agent to a four-year deal in March.

INJURY REPORT

Texans: Cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ribs) was inactive, and right guard Jeff Allen left in the third quarter with a concussion.

Colts: Already short-handed on defense and down one starting offensive lineman before the game, things got worse throughout the day. Indy lost left guard Jack Mewhort (left knee) in the third quarter and starting center Ryan Kelly also left briefly in the third quarter.

Linebacker Curt Maggitt (knee) limped directly from the field to the locker room after getting hurt on a fourth-quarter kickoff and receiver Donte Moncrief injured his hamstring.

THEY SAID IT

Texans: ''Our defense competes. Our defense is tough to beat with our secondary playing well,'' Texans coach Bill O'Brien said.

Colts: ''We had a different play called and they did a nice job and they called timeout got it in right at the right time, took a picture of what we were doing,'' coach Chuck Pagano said, referring to Indy's final play. ''They made a substitution and we called a different play and the executed it and obviously we didn't.''

UP NEXT

Texans: Host Jacksonville next Sunday.

Colts: Travel to Minnesota next Sunday.

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Key Players
L. Miller 26 RB
107 RuYds, RuTD, 15 ReYds, REC
17
FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
276 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 2 INTs, 32 RuYds
20
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:47
N.Novak 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
11
plays
58
yds
6:19
pos
22
17
Point After TD 9:06
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
19
17
Touchdown 9:06
A.Luck pass deep right to T.Hilton for 35 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on HOU-R.Nelson, Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
8
plays
83
yds
2:47
pos
19
16
Field Goal 11:53
N.Novak 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler. Penalty on IND-T.Green, Running Into the Kicker, declined.
12
plays
64
yds
5:36
pos
19
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:53
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
16
10
Touchdown 9:53
A.Luck pass short right to F.Gore for 18 yards, TOUCHDOWN. IND-J.Mewhort was injured during the play. He is Out.
6
plays
75
yds
2:53
pos
16
9
Field Goal 12:46
N.Novak 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
5
plays
12
yds
1:08
pos
16
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:12
N.Novak 52 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
5
plays
22
yds
0:34
pos
13
3
Point After TD 2:26
N.Novak extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
plays
yds
pos
10
3
Touchdown 2:26
K.Lamm reported in as eligible. L.Miller up the middle for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
80
yds
7:19
pos
9
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:00
N.Novak 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
6
plays
13
yds
2:01
pos
3
3
Field Goal 8:31
A.Vinatieri 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
10
plays
74
yds
3:50
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 36:05 23:55
1st Downs 20 21
Rushing 8 5
Passing 8 13
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 5-14 5-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 316 348
Total Plays 67 61
Avg Gain 4.7 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 185 83
Rush Attempts 41 15
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 5.5
Net Yards Passing 131 265
Comp. - Att. 14-24 24-45
Yards Per Pass 5.5 5.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-16 1-11
Penalties - Yards 7-124 9-59
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 2
Punts - Avg 3-52.0 2-40.5
Return Yards 75 61
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-4
Kickoffs - Returns 2-36 2-32
Int. - Returns 2-39 1-25
Kicking 6/6 3/4
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 5/5 1/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-5 -20% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-3 -33% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Texans 7-6 3103622
Colts 6-7 307717
131 PASS YDS 265
185 RUSH YDS 83
316 TOTAL YDS 348
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Osweiler 17 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 147 0 1 58.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.7% 2656 14 14 73.4
B. Osweiler 14/24 147 0 1 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Miller 26 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 107 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
246 1010 4
L. Miller 21 107 1 20 17
A. Blue 28 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 318 0
A. Blue 16 55 0 7 5
A. Hunt 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 88 0
A. Hunt 1 19 0 19 1
J. Grimes 41 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 86 0
J. Grimes 1 6 0 6 0
B. Osweiler 17 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 130 1
B. Osweiler 2 -2 0 -1 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Hopkins 10 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 701 4
D. Hopkins 4 2 33 0 22 3
C. Fiedorowicz 87 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 505 3
C. Fiedorowicz 7 3 32 0 20 3
R. Griffin 84 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 347 2
R. Griffin 2 2 23 0 12 2
W. Fuller 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 530 2
W. Fuller 4 2 22 0 16 2
K. Mumphery 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 28 0
K. Mumphery 2 2 16 0 10 1
L. Miller 26 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 162 1
L. Miller 1 1 15 0 15 17
J. Grimes 41 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 49 0
J. Grimes 2 1 6 0 6 0
A. Blue 28 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 7 0
A. Blue 1 1 0 0 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-7 1 0.0
K. Jackson 7-1 0.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-45 0 4.0
B. McKinney 5-3 0.0 0 0
R. Nelson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 1 0.0
R. Nelson 4-1 0.0 0 0
W. Mercilus 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-16 0 5.5
W. Mercilus 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Cushing 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-23 0 0.0
B. Cushing 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-9 0 4.0
J. Clowney 1-2 1.0 0 1
A. Dent 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
A. Dent 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Wilfork 75 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-11 0 0.0
V. Wilfork 1-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Demps 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-12 3 0.0
Q. Demps 1-1 0.0 1 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-13 1 1.0
A. Bouye 1-2 0.0 0 0
O. Aboushi 78 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Aboushi 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Covington 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 0.0
C. Covington 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Peters 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
B. Peters 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Hunt 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Hunt 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Moore 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 0.0
C. Moore 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-10 0 1.0
D. Reader 0-2 0.0 0 0
A. Hal 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 2 1.0
A. Hal 0-0 0.0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Novak 8 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
5/5 1/1
SEASON FG XP
28/33 19/21
N. Novak 5/5 52 1/1 16
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 52.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
56 47.9 22
S. Lechler 3 52.0 3 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Hunt 33 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 23.5 39 0
A. Hunt 2 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 276 2 2 68.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 3381 25 10 95.3
A. Luck 24/45 276 2 2 20
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
208 790 4
F. Gore 10 41 0 13 13
A. Luck 12 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 304 1
A. Luck 2 32 0 33 20
R. Turbin 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 99 4
R. Turbin 3 10 0 5 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 9 115 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 78 1203 6
T. Hilton 13 9 115 1 35 17
J. Doyle 84 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 496 4
J. Doyle 6 5 55 0 15 5
F. Gore 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 33 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 237 4
F. Gore 2 2 33 1 18 13
R. Turbin 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 128 0
R. Turbin 7 4 33 0 11 4
C. Rogers 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 177 0
C. Rogers 2 1 21 0 21 2
P. Dorsett 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 414 1
P. Dorsett 8 3 19 0 8 1
D. Moncrief 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 277 6
D. Moncrief 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Allen 83 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 328 5
D. Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Adams 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-13 1 0.0
M. Adams 6-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-15 0 0.0
A. Jones 4-4 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-7 0 8.0
E. Walden 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Jackson 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-17 0 2.0
E. Jackson 3-7 0.0 0 0
T. Cole 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
T. Cole 3-1 1.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 0 0.0
A. Morrison 3-6 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-6 0 0.0
R. Melvin 3-3 0.0 0 0
D. Parry 54 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-9 0 3.0
D. Parry 3-1 0.0 0 0
T. Green 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 0 0.0
T. Green 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. McNary 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 0 0.0
J. McNary 2-1 0.0 0 1
V. Davis 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-2 1 0.0
V. Davis 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Turbin 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
R. Turbin 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Butler 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 3 0.0
D. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Anderson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
H. Anderson 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Ferguson 34 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Ferguson 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ridgeway 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-13 0 1.5
H. Ridgeway 1-4 1.0 0 0
F. Gore 23 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
F. Gore 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Reitz 76 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Reitz 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Morris 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 1 0.0
D. Morris 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Ayers 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 1 2.0
A. Ayers 0-2 0.0 1 0
J. Todman 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
J. Todman 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
23/26 35/35
A. Vinatieri 1/2 32 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. McAfee 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 40.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 49.6 15
P. McAfee 2 40.5 0 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Todman 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 33.5 99 1
J. Todman 1 18.0 18 0
J. Ferguson 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 20.3 24 0
J. Ferguson 1 14.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 7.2 30 0
C. Rogers 2 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 22 2:39 5 21 Punt
8:31 HOU 18 2:20 3 9 Punt
6:01 IND 16 2:01 6 13 FG
1:00 HOU 20 4:24 8 39 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:45 HOU 20 7:19 12 80 TD
0:46 HOU 45 0:34 5 22 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:54 IND 18 1:08 5 12 FG
9:53 HOU 25 2:25 3 9 Punt
2:29 HOU 14 5:36 12 64 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:06 HOU 25 6:19 11 58 FG
1:20 HOU 42 1:20 2 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:21 IND 12 3:50 10 74 FG
6:11 IND 18 0:10 1 0 INT
4:00 IND 25 3:00 5 23 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:36 HOU 46 1:51 3 -3 Punt
2:26 IND 25 1:40 11 38 FG Miss
0:12 IND 25 0:12 1 4 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 27 1:06 3 8 INT
12:46 IND 25 2:53 6 75 TD
7:28 IND 14 4:59 9 72 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:53 IND 17 2:47 8 83 TD
2:47 IND 25 1:27 6 33 Downs