Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • HOU 352
    • 265 IND
  • Turnovers

    • HOU 2
    • 0 IND
  • Possession

    HOU IND
    31:09 28:51
  • 1st Downs

    • HOU 19
    • 19 IND

Game Information

Lucas Oil Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • Line: HOU -4.0
Attendance: 66,957
100%
Capacity: 63,000
Referees: Clete Blakeman
12/31/2012 ESPN.com news services

Colts sink skidding Texans in Pagano's return

Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving the Colts a 28-16 victory over the Texans in coach Chuck Pagano's first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Texans3310016
Colts777728
first QuarterHOUIND
TD
7:55
Coby Fleener 1 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
13 plays, 75 yards, 7:09
06
XP
7:51
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
13 plays, 75 yards, 7:09
07
FG
0:12
Shayne Graham 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
14 plays, 48 yards, 7:45
37
second QuarterHOUIND
FG
10:27
Shayne Graham 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 44 yards, 2:28
67
TD
2:06
Vick Ballard 1 Yard Run
6 plays, 39 yards, 2:05
613
XP
2:00
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
6 plays, 39 yards, 2:05
614
third QuarterHOUIND
TD
9:31
Arian Foster 13 Yard Run
12 plays, 84 yards, 5:35
1214
XP
9:25
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
12 plays, 84 yards, 5:35
1314
FG
5:27
Shayne Graham 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 55 yards, 2:28
1614
TD
5:22
Deji Karim 101 Yard Kickoff Return
1 play, 101 yards, 0:00
1620
XP
5:10
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
1 play, 101 yards, 0:00
1621
fourth QuarterHOUIND
TD
11:31
T.Y. Hilton 70 Yard Pass From Andrew Luck
3 plays, 57 yards, 1:51
1627
XP
11:22
Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good
3 plays, 57 yards, 1:51
1628

Research Notes

  • From Elias: The Texans lost 3 of their last 4 to end the regular season. The only team to lose 3 of its last 4 to end the regular season and then win the Super Bowl is the 2009 Saints.

  • NEXT LEVEL: J.J. Watt had four tackles for a loss against the Colts Sunday, his most in a game this season, adding to his league-high total of 23.5 tackles for loss this season (not including sacks). Watt also batted down a pass, increasing his league-high total of batted or tipped passes to 16.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Matt Schaub threw two interceptions and failed to complete a pass on four attempts more than 20 yards downfield Sunday. Schaub has as many interceptions (3) as completions (3) on such throws over the Texans' last four games (1-3 over the span).

  • NEXT LEVEL: Andrew Luck's touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton was thrown 37 yards downfield, the eighth touchdown pass thrown more than 30 yards downfield against the Texans defense this season. The Texans have allowed opponents to complete 60 percent of such throws, including six touchdowns over their last seven games, the most in the league since Week 11.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Andrew Luck's average pass was thrown 6.5 yards downfield Sunday (his shortest in a game this season), but one of his few deep passes was a 70-yard touchdown connection with T.Y. Hilton on 3rd and 23 in the fourth quarter. Luck, who entered the game with the longest average pass length in the league (10.2 yards), has thrown five of his eight touchdowns on throws more than 20 yards downfield to T.Y. Hilton this season.

  • Andre Johnson now has his 3rd season with at least 1,500 yards receiving. He is the 3rd player in NFL history with at least 3 1,500-yards seasons. The others are Marvin Harrison (3) and Jerry Rice (4)

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