Colts vs. Texans: Recap


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The Indianapolis Colts hosted the Houston Texans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It seems the Colts are still on a high from the Chiefs game (Week 5), as they came out of Sunday’s match-up with the Texans with a huge win.

The Colts defense had close to no trouble shutting down the Texan’s offense. The Texans have one of the best-rated red zone offenses in the league. That was unapparent during Sunday’s game. A stellar Colts defense held the Texans offense to just three field goals in the first half, stopping red zone third-down attempts multiple times.

Jacoby Brissett had a day of career highs on Sunday. Brissett had 326 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and a 126.7 passer rating. Besides a costly fumble recovered by the Texans defense, Brissett dominated the field. Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich commented after the game on Brisset’s performance. “Jacoby played lights out,” Reich said. “We said if we’re gonna win this game, we’re gonna have to come up big in the passing game. We talked about that last night as an offense that we needed to make plays in the passing game to win this game, and we did that. And Jacoby led the way.” Brissett continues to show Indianapolis that he is a top-tier quarterback that is consistently improving.

Zach Pascal had the biggest performance of his career on Sunday afternoon. Pascal caught six of seven pass attempts for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

Darius Leonard returned on Sunday with a strong performance. After suffering a concussion in week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, Leonard returned this week leading the Colts with 10 tackles and an incredible, game-sealing interception.

As if it was still in question, the Colts further proved to on Sunday that they are indeed a force to be feared in the NFL.

The Colts are now 4-2 on the season, knocking the Texans down to second in the AFC South, taking the lead.

The Colts return this Sunday, hosting the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium.