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Sorting through the stats: Colts-Texans

Monday’s mean a wealth of information from ESPN Stats and Info.

Here’s the best of it on the Texans and Colts:

  • At 34-0, the Colts faced their largest halftime deficit in franchise history.

  • The Texans, now 3-16 all-time against the Colts, had never held the Colts to fewer than 19 points.

  • The Colts had scored under 10 points just once in their previous 107 games including the postseason.

  • Kerry Collins was seven-for-10 with 9.1 yards per attempt and a touchdown against the Texans’ base 3-4 defense. When the Texans had five or more defensive backs on the field, he was nine-for-21, with 5.0 yards per attempt.

  • That was the largest halftime point total in an NFL season opener since 1994 when the Colts led the Houston Oilers 35–0.

  • Collins lost more fumbles in the first quarter on Sunday (two) than Peyton Manning lost in his past 56 regular-season games combined (one), dating to November 2007.