The Indianapolis Colts won their second straight AFC South division title with a win over the Houston Texans. The defense played another great game and gave up only three points. The offense had a hot streak in the second quarter but overall didn’t have a good showing throughout the game.
It was a pretty average game by the Colts all around. The Colts defense was good but faced a rookie quarterback who had never thrown a pass in the NFL before today. The Colts had scored 20 points or more in 20 straight games before today where they only scored 17 points. Here are my best and worst moments of the game against the Texans.
The worst moment of the game was definitely the pick six that Andrew Luck threw in the first quarter. Kendrick Lewis picked off Luck and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown to give the Texans an early 7-0 lead.
Luck was confused by the Texans’ coverage before the snap. It looked like Houston was going to blitz Luck but they dropped back in coverage after the snap. Luck thought he would see pressure quick, forced the throw too soon, and threw a bad pass because of it.
The best moment of the game could have gone to a few different plays. Hakeem Nicks had a good showing in the first half, his 26 yard touchdown was a big play in the game. The three yard touchdown to Dwayne Allen was his first since getting injured against the New England Patriots in Week 11.
In my opinion, the best moment of the game came when Vontae Davis intercepted Tom Savage to seal the win for the Colts. Davis had a rough game and his two roughest games of the season have probably been against Houston.
Just when the Colts needed a play to win, Davis was able to come through with the biggest play of the game. Davis was all over Deandre Hopkins and the play had no chance for the Texans. On a day where the offense sputtered for most of the game the defense saved the day for the Colts.
It may not have been well executed but the Colts won another division title with the win and Houston has still never won a game in Indianapolis. The Colts will still have a lot to play for sitting only half of a game ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals for the number three seed.
The Colts travel to Dallas next week to play the Cowboys, a good team that could desperately be needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt.