Week 9 Grade: Indianapolis Colts Offense at Texans

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The Colts’ offense was explosive on Sunday as they consistently created big plays to beat the Texans in a critical AFC South matchup.

After disappearing for three weeks, the Jacoby Brissett to T.Y. Hilton connection came back in full force to pick up a much-needed win this week.


Jacoby Brissett and T.Y. Hilton both picked up some Horseshoe Heroes hardware for their performances on Sunday as they exploited a Texans secondary that has really struggled over the past few weeks.

They connected 5 times for 175 yards at an eye-popping 35 yards per reception with touchdowns of 45 and 80 yards.

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Hilton has been the ultimate hot and cold receiver this season. He’s topped 150 yards receiving three times on the year, but he’s also been held under 60 yards in the other six games this season.

The Colts are 3-0 when T.Y. Hilton goes over 60 yards receiving, so Brissett would be wise to force-feed him the ball going forward.

The passing offense carried this team to victory as the running game struggled to get going against a stout Texans defensive line.

Indianapolis gained 92 yards on 28 rushes for an average of just 3.3 yards per carry.

The Colts held a 20-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but their inefficiency in the rushing offense reared its ugly head as they tried to close out a W with a four minute drill. They were unable to run the clock down on offense, which gave Tom Savage and the Texans’ offense a chance to score a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Luckily the Colts’ defense came up with a goal line stand and secured the victory.

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