INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The 2-3 Indianapolis Colts squared off against the 3-2 Houston Texans on Sunday night in a match-up for a share of first place in the AFC South.
The Colts were the only team to get on the board in the first quarter, courtesy of a Adam Vinateri field goal. After one quarter of play the Colts lead the Texans 3-0. However, early in the second quarter the Colts were able to get into the end zone to make the score 10-0. Later in the second quarter, Vinateri added another field goal to make it 13-0.
With minutes remaining in the first half the Texans were threatening, but failed to score a touchdown and were forced to settle for a field goal.
In the third quarter the blue and white went scoreless, but the Texans managed to get in the end zone for the first time. However, the Texans missed the extra point.
Within the first seconds of the fourth quarter, the Colts got into the end zone once again on an Andrew Luck scramble.
The Texans worked their way back to tie the game late in the fourth quarter at 23 to take the game into overtime.
While the Colts got the first possession in overtime, they were unable to do anything with it. After that the Texans marched down the field for the game-winning field goal.
The Colts fell 26-23.
The Texans were coming off of a 31-13 blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings, while the Colts enjoyed a 29-23 victory last week against the Chicago Bears.
A big cause of concern this season for the Houston Texans seem to be their lack of offense, as they’re currently ranked 21st in the league in total offense. Quarterback Brock Osweiler is at the center of many of those issues, as he ranks 4th in the league in interceptions with seven.
That may come to be a break for the Colts defense, a unit that currently ranks 30th in total yards allowed.
Colts running back Frank Gore described the loss to 24-Hour News 8 as one of the toughest of his career.
“One is we at first and we up the way, we was up dominating the game and we didn’t get the job done. And you know that’s tough, you know, I know we are working hard, I know the coaches they working hard and we just not getting it done. We got to look at ourself every minute and let’s man up and we’s gonna play football play football. If we not, we not, we do it or we not. We gotta make our mind up and are we gonna play ball or just keep talking about it. They gotta look at their self, everybody gotta look at their self man, and we gonna play- we gonna play,” Gore said.