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Texans beat Colts 16-10 behind strong defense

Yes, I got a workout in prior to the game: a nice 4 mile run on the treadmill. Mile 1 was 11:05 and I finished the 4 miles in 37:22; 6.7 from 10 to 20 minutes, then 6.8 for mile 3 then 6.9-7-7.1-7.2 for the final mile. I had the usual 0.5 incline correction.

The game Both teams came in tied for “first” in their division with a 6-7 record; the winner would have a 1 game lead with 2 games to play. The summary: early mistakes by the Texans (interception, fumble) and a punt return kept the Colts in the game early. But the Texans back up quarterback, plus a decent running game helped the Texans rally from 10-0 down in the second quarter to win 16-10; the Colts only managed 190 yards of total offense.

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The Texans started with a nice drive but the Colts got an interception at the 11 to stop it.
The Texans got the ball back, drove and the Colts got a strip fumble, which they converted to a touchdown on a short pass early in the second quarter. Another stop and then an excellent punt return (the first of a few) set the Colts up for a field goal.

The rest of the 2nd’ quarter saw the Texans drive for a long missed field goal and a made field goal. Prior to the made field goal, the Texan quarterback (himself a backup) went down with a non-contact knee injury. But the Texans were to gain 155 yards rushing and the backup (third string) managed the game well.

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The third quarter saw the Colts not do much. They were pinned deep and had to punt, and a decent return set up a Texans field goal, which cut it to 10-6.

The fourth quarter saw the Texans generate a 90 yard drive to go up 13-10; the Texans cashed in on a Colt fumble with return to lead 16-10 with just under 2 minutes to go.

Then on the final possession, the Colts threw a very puzzling “where is he throwing” interception with 1:40 left on the clock. That ended the game as the Colts had no more time outs.

Social

Originally, I was supposed to take Barbara and Jacob to the game. But we decided it would be fun if Jacob’s roommate Bryan went along. So I got my own set, almost catty-corner from them. They were on the Colts sideline, near the Window end zone, whereas I was on the Texans sideline, near the “upper deck” end zone.

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PENTAX Image Barbara’s view

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My view.

Other shots

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Lucas Stadium

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Bird’s Eye view

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Pregame

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Field Size flag

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Halftime Show

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Punt Formaton

December 21, 2015 - Posted by | football, NFL, running |

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