Indianapolis Colts Game Recap: Week 9 at Texans

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: T.Y. Hilton /

The Colts finally found a way to hold on to a lead in the fourth quarter as they pick up their third win of the season in a thrilling game in Houston.

The Texans had four chances inside Indianapolis’ 10-yard line to score a game-winning touchdown near the end of the game, but the Colts’ defense held its ground. Jabaal Sheard sacked Tom Savage for the third time and forced his second fumble of the day as time expired and the Colts came out victorious.

The connection between Jacoby Brissett and T.Y. Hilton was the story of the game on Sunday as they connected for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Hilton had been held under 30 yards in each of the past three games, was involved in trade rumors, and had publicly called out his offensive line all in the past month. He put that all behind him on Sunday with a monster performance.

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Brissett fumbled on a sack that led to a touchdown at the end of the first half. Other than that mistake he was flawless completing 66% of his passes for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns as he continues to improve each and every week.

Jack Doyle had another solid day as Brissett’s security blanket with 8 receptions for 63 yards.

The Colts’ defense put together one of their best performances of the year as they held the Texans’ offense to 4.3 yards per play on the day and only one touchdown. They confused Tom Savage all game as he could only produce 194 passing yards, and they only allowed DeAndre Hopkins to catch 6 of his 16 targets.

The Colts kept their season alive with a crucial divisional win in one of their most complete games of 2017.

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