Texans Versus Colts

Poor defense aids in Texans’ loss


Jack Kurzenknabe

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Darius Leonard tackles Houston Texans Wide Receiver Deandre Hopkins after a reception.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Houston Texans traveled to Indianapolis to face the Colts, who were on a two game winning streak after losing to the Raiders in week three. The Texans were coming in with a surprise win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The game was going to decide who would lead the AFC South, and the Colts came out on top.

The Colts started out the scoring with a touchdown by Zach Pascal to make it 7-0 Colts. The score continued into the second quarter until a field goal, by Ka’imi Fairbairn, made it 7-3 Colts. A fumble by the Colts’ quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, led to another Texans’ field goal to make it 7-6 Colts. Not long after, the Colts scored another touchdown, by T.Y. Hilton, to make it 14-6 Colts. In what seems to be a familiar pattern, the Texans scored another touchdown by Keke Coutee to make it 14-9 Colts.

In the second half, the Colts started off scoring rather quickly, courtesy of an Eric Ebron touchdown to make the score 21-9 Colts. Right after getting the ball back, the Texans finally scored a touchdown to put themselves back in what was a seemingly lost game. That unfortunately did not last long however, with another touchdown from Zach Pascal to make it 28-16 Colts. In what was a last ditch attempt to get back in the game, a fourth quarter Texans’ touchdown by DeAndre Hopkins made the score close at 28-23 Colts. Any chance of a comeback was ruined when Zach Pascal tackled Texans center Bryan Anger in their own end zone for a two-point safety, witch made the final score 30-23 Colts. Another loss for Houston at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Overall, with the poor quality of the Texans defense, and the smart thinking of the Colts, it makes sense that the Colts were victorious in this game.