The Houston Texans' season seems to be unraveling at the worst possible time.
Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates and the vaunted defense struggled again Thursday night, and the playoff-bound Texans lost 19-16 to lowly Indianapolis, their second straight defeat after seven consecutive victories.
Houston (10-5) clinched its first AFC South title and playoff berth on Dec. 11, but has followed up with back-to-back poor performances.
The Texans lost 28-13 to Cam Newton and Carolina on Sunday, then couldn't stop Dan Orlovsky from rallying the Colts in the fourth quarter. Houston went 1-for-10 on third downs and committed a season-high 11 penalties to drop to 0-10 in Indianapolis.
The Texans wrap up the regular season at home against Tennessee on Jan. 1.