Colts beat Texans, 22-13: The good, the bad and the ugly


It did nothing to quell speculation whether he'll be back next season, which has been the hottest topic in town since the Colts (4-12) were eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Texans are weak against the Colts lone strength, but the run defense can make the Colts one dimensional.

The Colts defense hasn't been good for a long time, and, with their top three corners all out for this game, TJ Yates, who will be starting for the Texans, could have more success than he has had against elite defenses such as Jacksonville and Pittsburgh.

The Texans (4-12) lost their last six, nine of their last 10, finished last in the AFC South, and can't even take solace in draft picks because they don't own one in either the first or second round in 2018.

Vinatieri added a 22-yard field goal with 31 seconds left to seal it.

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The two players combined to throw roughly seven punches.

Shockingly, neither player was ejected from the game. The Colts defense should prioritize the pass rush coming into this game because Yates has not proven over his National Football League career to be a good enough quarterback to pick apart weak coverage when he is under heavy pressure. On the season they average 21.7 points and 350.9 yards per game, but have been held to 16 points or less in five straight. His touchdown was the first score of the season for the 4th-year running back.

Quincy Wilson: The rookie cornerback was solid for most of the game and though he did have a pass interference call, he was solid in containing the Texans depleted wide receiver corps. Fuller did not return.

"It was there in the first half", Blue said.