Texans fans know better than to celebrate too early — especially against the Colts.
Houston’s defensive players, however, still need to work on the timing of their high fives.
Early in the third quarter Sunday with the Colts trailing 20-14, Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson delivered a big hit on a short completion to Joseph Addai. While Houston’s defenders celebrated the hit, Peyton Manning gathered his team for a quick snap.
The result: a 31-yard gain to Austin Collie.
“Guy made a big hit,” Manning said after the game. “I felt like they were excited,
maybe celebrating a little bit, so we quick-snapped them, went deep on
them right away. That’s the thing. You’ve got to play every play. We know that.”
Eight years into Houston’s franchise history, the Texans are still learning painful lessons about maintaining consistent play from snap to snap and half to half.