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.


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.


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.


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.


PENTAX Image Barbara’s view


My view.

Other shots


Lucas Stadium


Bird’s Eye view




Field Size flag


Halftime Show


Punt Formaton


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

1 Comment »

  1. […] in the first row of the upper deck; I sat next to the same two ladies that I sat next to last year (for the Texans game)…4 seats […]

    Pingback by New Year 2017: Colts vs. Jaguars, Pacers vs. Magic (and I used up “spouse points”) « blueollie | January 3, 2017 | Reply

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