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HOUSTON - The Texans' greater goal was accomplished on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, but those seeking a dominating performance on the heels of an embarrassing loss on national television were left wanting. The Texans claimed their second consecutive AFC South crown with their 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, their sluggish performance in the red zone and sporadic defensive effort did little to assuage concerns that the Texans aren't clicking on all cylinders. Defensive end J.J. Watt helped keep Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck in check with a monster game: 10 tackles, including six for lost yardage, three sacks and four quarterback hits. Luck needed 260 passing yards to set a rookie record in that category but finished with just 177. However, he did pass for two touchdowns. Andre Johnson had 11 catches for 151 yards and a score for the Texans (12-2), who managed just three field goals in the second half. Arian Foster rushed for 131 of his 165 ya...
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The Indianapolis Colts enter into their week 14 matchup against the rival Houston Texans with two things no one expected at the start of the season: a winning record, and a chance to win the AFC South title.
Of course, the biggest obstacle in that second pursuit are the Texans themselves. Houston enters this week with an 11-2 record following an embarrassing loss to New England at...
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) catches a pass for a first down as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) defends in the first quarter, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
For years, the Houston Texans strove to unseat the Indianapolis Colts who were the sole possessors of the AFC South title season after season in the early 2000s. Behind quarterback Peyton Manning...
Houston wideout Andre Johnson had another big game Sunday against Indianapolis. He corralled 11 receptions for 151 yards as the Texans held on for the 29-17 victory.Fantasy Spin:It hasn't been a big touchdown year for Johnson but Sunday he was able to nab one for his fourth score of the season. Johnson's 1,360 receiving yards this year are his most since 2009 (1,569).
It was clear long before last April that the 2012 NFL Draft was going to center around two players. Those two players — quarterbacks, of course — were Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
Both players were expected to be franchise-changing talents. Luck was the consensus choice for No. 1, but holding the second pick wasn’t expected to be too shabby, either, with Griffin waiting...
Wilson,Luck vs. same 8 opponents-NFC WEST Blog-ESPN
Two weeks ago, we provided upon request a look at how Seattle's Russell Wilson and Indianapolis' Andrew Luck fared against seven common opponents. The two impressive rookies have faced eight common opponents now that Seattle has also played the Buffalo Bills. The Seahawks and Colts have no additional common opponents...
Colts fans…are you too busy shopping for everyone else to make out your own Christmas list? Don’t worry. I did it for you:
We’ve been really good this year. And we think we still deserve some extra credit for last year. So for Christmas, please bring us…
A 300 pound offensive lineman (make that two).
A Gillette Fusion razor for Andrew Luck (the neck beard is no...
The Houston Texans had no answer for a relentless Patriots offense and defense last week, but fared much better in their rebound game against the Indianapolis Colts, taking home the AFC South crown in the process for the second straight season. Final score 29-17.
The Colts were in need of a win against division rival Houston in their bid for a playoff berth, but comeback kid Andrew...
The biggest surprise in the Indianapolis Colts’ game against the Houston Texans on Sunday isn’t the fact that they lost. In fact, it was so expected that the shock would have been if they hadn’t lost. No, the biggest surprise has to be how close they were to almost making another miracle comeback in a season that has seen so many already.
Trailing 20-3 after a Pat McAfee’s...
Russell Wilson has quietly been keeping up with both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III all season with his strong play. On a day when Luck’s Colts lost and Griffin sat out with an injury, Wilson may jump both players as the new leader for the offensive rookie of the year award.
Wilson has four touchdowns through the first half, with one coming through the air and three on the...
HOUSTON - The Texans' greater goal was accomplished on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, but those seeking a dominating performance on the heels of an embarrassing loss on national television were left wanting. The Texans claimed their second consecutive AFC South crown with their 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, their sluggish performance in the red zone and sporadic...
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2)
The Texans were calling last week’s game in New England their biggest game in franchise history and rightfully so. This is a very young franchise that has played just 2 playoff games in its history and going to New England as an 11-1 #1 seed in week 14 on Monday Night Football is almost as big as it gets. The Texans got destroyed...
The Indianapolis Colts have exceeded even the wildest of expectations this season.
The departure of Peyton Manning? A rookie quarterback and a young roster overall, working against a salary cap strapped with dead money? The Colts’ task was daunting entering the season.
And then, three weeks in, the team’s new head coach, Chuck Pagano, was diagnosed with leukemia and would miss...
The first divisional matchup between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts had divisional as well as playoff implications, making it a big game. With a win, the Texans would clinch the division, while the Colts would clinch a playoff spot. Both teams needed a win to keep their positioning in the playoff race as well as the division; however, the Texans flexed their muscle...