The Indianapolis Colts visit the Houston Texans for NFL Week 1 game. The Colts come with hopes of the playoffs but a bad recent history in the season openers. Texas has a new coach, a sophomore quarterback and low expectations.
Matt Ryan is the new Colts quarterback, but they will be counting on NFL captain, Jonathan Taylor. The Colts do not have professional full-back Shaquille Leonard (back).
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Final: Colts 20, Texas 20
The Indianapolis Colts broke their 8-year losing streak in the first week, but…
After struggling over the course of three quarters, the Colts rose from 17 points in fourth to extend the match into overtime.
Jonathan Taylor holds 31 times for 161 yards to land. Matt Ryan completed 32 of 50 passes for 332 yards, including a touchdown to Michael Pittman Jr. (9 passes, 121 yards). Kwity Paye has two bags in overtime.
The Colts have 7 penalty kicks for 89 yards, including pass interference calls that lead to Houston results, a punter run and two off-limits kickoffs.
Davis Mills completed 23 of 37 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns to OJ Howard.
1:57 left in extra time: Rodrigo Blankenship misses a winning field goal
Rodrigo Blankenship misses a large distance of 42 yards with 1:57 left in overtime.
While driving, Matt Ryan fumbles for the fourth time, but falls for her.
Matt Ryan beats Paris Campbell for third for his first Houston Territory defeat.
8:27 left in overtime: the Colts get the ball at age 31
Kwity Paye fires Davis Mills twicePunt forcing. Rodrigo Blankenship’s kick-off goes out of bounds – again – so the Texans start from the age of 40.
Overtime: 20 Colts, 20 Texans
The colts kick the ball instead of trying to play the fourth and one in their area. Texas gets the ball 11 seconds before the end of the game and takes the knee.
The Colts score 17 points in the fourth quarter after trailing 20-3. Michael Bateman Jr and Jonathan Taylor with landing.
1:16 left 4Q: The Colts have the ball in 9 with a tie
Nieheim Heinz fumbles at the comeback of Punt, but Isaiah Rodgers is recovering. Houston drive goes 3 times in and out. Rodrigo Blankenship’s kickoff went off limits, so the Texans started from the age of 40.
1:54 left 4Q: The Texas Colts tied in the fourth quarter
Play a move with Jonathan Taylor, and Matt Ryan’s first Molts touchdown goes to Michael Bateman Jr. from 15 yards. Pittman has 8 grabs for 109 yards. 20 Colts, Texas 20
2:00 4Q left: the ponies drive to the Houston area
Jonathan Taylor’s 14-yard track places the Texas 15 Colts. Taylor owns 26 carriages for 156 yards.
4:29 Left 4Q: The ponies have a chance to tie the Texas
The Ponies force a punt kick and will start at the 20-yard line, down 20-13.
LEAVES 7:42 AT 4Q: Jonathan Taylor scores first touchdown for the Molts of the season
Taylor holds in from 2 yards. It measures 22 holders and is 107 yards. Texans 20, Colts 13
9:49 I left 4Q: Ponies force a spin in the Texas area
The ponies get their first sack, and it’s huge. EJ Speed kicks the ball off Davis Mills, and DeForest Buckner recovers at Houston 20.
10:42 LEFT 4Q: Rodrigo Blankenship adds a field goal, Colts trail 20-6
Rodrigo Blankenship scores a 27-yard field goal. He leads the Colts to the Houston 4 before three consecutive incompletes and a penalty game delay on the field goal formation. Colts have 7 penalties for 89 yards. Texans 20, Colts 6
End of the third quarter: Texas leads 20-3 and they lead
Houston is on the 36-yard Indianapolis line. Colts penalties for running into the Houston shrine and passing the overlap helps the Texas on the drive.
6:30 left 3Q: The ponies kick is their highlight
Matt Huck kicks 70 yards and the Colts drops at Houston 1. This comes shortly after Matt Ryan fumbled again.
7:16 left 3Q: Texas direct the ponies
OJ Howard, who was picked up by the Texans last week, got another touchdown at 22 yards. Driving was helped on a personal mistake by Colts defensive line man Yannick Ngakoue. Texans 20, Colts 3
8:56 Left 3Q: Matt Ryan loses confusion
Matt Ryan failed to grab the snap, and the Houston Texans recovered at 42. The Colts have 3 points on 5 trips to Texas Territory.
9:47 Left 3Q: The ponies change their left intervention
Rookie Bernhard Reimann, who appeared in the first half, takes charge on Matt Pryor’s left tackle. There were no immediate reports of Pryor being injured.
12:17 LEFT 3Q: Texas extends lead over ponies
Ka’imi Fairbairn scores a field goal from 43 yards. Texans 13, Colts 3
Trickeration – a flash ol’ feal – in Houston’s first game of the second half leads to a 42-yard completion by Davis Mills-to-Bradin Cooks.
Half Time: Texas Colts 10-3
Ponies control the action but don’t have much to show for it. They failed to land inside Houston’s 5-yard line, Matt Ryan threw an interception, and a pass interference call cost the Colts big in the Houston scoring campaign.
Ryan is 14 of 19 for 141 yards. Michelle Bateman Jr. has 6 grabs for 80 yards. Jonathan Taylor owns 14 buggies that are 68 yards long.
The Colts lead the Houston-area late in the first half, but Jerry Hughes, who had earlier been intercepted, beat Braden Smith to get a sack from Ryan. Smith is recovering. Smith also commits a false start penalty and gets close to the colts at the end.
The Indianapolis defense did not reach Houston quarterback Davis Mills, who is 10 from 16 yards for 98 yards and a touchdown. The Texans did little to no ball running.
2:37 left 2Q: Bullets Texas Colts 10-3
Davis Mills hits OJ Howard from 16 yards for a touchdown. Mills 8 by 13 for a distance of 74 yards. Texas 10, Colts 3
Once earlier, the game’s first penalty is an interference pass against Kenny Moore II for 33 yards.
4:26 left 2Q: Matt Ryan intercepted, and he intervened
Former Colts defensive lineman Jerry Hughes turned a screen off Matt Ryan and brought it back to the Texas 42. The Colts had driven inside the Houston 30. The Colts had one turn and were stopped on landing near the end zone. Jonathan Taylor has 68 yards.
7:50 left 2Q: Texas ties the Colts to a field goal
Kayme Verberen scores 45 yards. Houston, who had 13 yards in the first quarter, gained 69 yards on this run. Ponies, 3, Texas 3
14:10 left 2Q: The ponies stopped when landing
Hyheim Hines takes the shot from 2 and loses 2 yards on 4 down. Rookie receiver Alec Pierce threw a touchdown on his first goal in a second play. The Colts maintain a 3-0 lead.
End of 1 Q: Colts are a goal you should go to
Jonathan Taylor reaches 46 yards on 11 buggies. Matt Ryan is 6 of 8 for 64 yards. The Colts took second at Houston 11. The Texans did not gain their first touchdown and 13 total yards.
5:13 LE in 1Q: The Colts take the lead early on Texans
Rodrigo Blankenship scores a field goal from 45 yards. Jonathan Taylor has 7 buggies for 18 yards; Matt Ryan is 4 of 5 for 33 yards; Michael Bateman Jr. has 2 grabs for 35 yards. Colts 3, Texas 0
1:05 pm: All Jonathan Taylor, 0 downs first
The running back has two carry and one handle on Colts first possession, all at 3 yards, and Colts punt.
11:35 a.m.: Ponies, idle in Texas
ponies: QB Sam Ehlinger, CB Dallis Flowers, C Wesley French, LB Shaquille Leonard, WR Dezmon Patmon, T Luke Tenuta. Tackle Dennis Kelly, who has been on the injury report for the week, is active.
Texas: QB Kyle Allen, WR Tyler Johnson, LB Garret Wallow, LB Jake Hansen, D.L. Thomas Booker, D. L. Austin Deculus, D. L. Rasheem Green.
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