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Colts keeping it close on Thursday night

J.J. Watt AP

If the first half of Thursday night’s game is any indication, the Texans offense is not quite playoff-ready yet.

Houston leads the Colts 10-6 at halftime Thursday, but the score doesn’t tell the story. The Texans scored in the first minute of the game after Brian Cushing forced a turnover on the Colts’ first play from scrimmage.

After that, the Colts actually controlled the pace of the game. Houston’s offense only has 107 yards of offense, and held the ball for less than 12 minutes. They have four first downs, with only 10 yards in the second quarter.

Indy’s defense is keeping the Colts in the game, but Dan Orlovsky isn’t helping much. He’s thrown for 98 yards on 18 attempts. Adam Vinatieri missed a field goal to end the first half.

Still, this game is closer than many people expected. Probably too close for Colts fans hoping to land Andrew Luck.

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17 Responses to “Colts keeping it close on Thursday night”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Dec 22, 2011 10:36 PM

    I hope the Colts win out, miss out on Luck, and Peyton retires. That’s what they deserve!

  2. dalucks says: Dec 22, 2011 10:59 PM

    Texans are offensively pitiful and I am a Texans fan. I guess with an wide reciever to get open and catch the ball, our offense looks like Jacksonville.

  3. supremeomega says: Dec 22, 2011 11:08 PM

    Looks like someone’s a Colts hater. Unless your the Pats Steelers or Packers id still take the Colts to achieve more short and long term success than your team!

  4. foosballisthedevil says: Dec 22, 2011 11:18 PM

    Was Peyton on the sideline? I didn’t hear any mention of him during pre game or during the game #tongueincheek

  5. gmacc85 says: Dec 22, 2011 11:31 PM

    The title should read the “refs” keep it close…. For the colts.

  6. buckybadger says: Dec 22, 2011 11:31 PM

    Just shows that no one is sucking for Luck. These guys have too much on the line to worry about draft picks. This goes from the players right up to the front office.

    Houston might want to entertain the idea of playing Delhomme at QB. Yates has potential but potential isn’t for the playoffs.

  7. mooremusicllc says: Dec 22, 2011 11:31 PM

    ROBBED BY THE OFFICIALS and im not a texans fan

  8. brasho says: Dec 22, 2011 11:33 PM

    Hey Rosendummy,

    Unless the Colts also win their final game, their opponents have a far lower winning percentage than either the Rams or Vikings and they are an absolute lock to draft #1 overall.

  9. fancyleague says: Dec 22, 2011 11:35 PM

    The refs looooove them some Baltimore.

  10. pecosbob says: Dec 22, 2011 11:41 PM

    Worst officiating I’ve seen in many years. I emailed roger goodell to tell him so.

  11. krank00 says: Dec 22, 2011 11:42 PM

    The refs are making this look like a scripted WWF fight.

  12. 4t9er says: Dec 22, 2011 11:43 PM

    Are the Vikings getting the first choice in the draft?

  13. wills1235 says: Dec 22, 2011 11:43 PM

    GO COLTS. LETS WIN OUT!!!

    Signed,
    Vikings Fans Everywhere

  14. eddddddd says: Dec 22, 2011 11:46 PM

    This crap of protecting the prima donna QB’s is really getting on my nerves.

  15. pecosbob says: Dec 22, 2011 11:50 PM

    Worst officiating I’ve seen in years. I emailed roger goodell and told him so.

  16. vikingsinla says: Dec 22, 2011 11:58 PM

    MAJOR MISTAKE: Now the Vikes will get the #1 pick and the ability to trade it to a team who desperately wants Luck for a king’s ransom.

    MAJOR mistake by Indy. MAJOR COUP for Minny

  17. miamidolphins1 says: Dec 23, 2011 12:20 AM

    wow who would have thought that the texan colt game would be the 2nd best nfl network game of the season.

    the only game that was better was the bronco jet game, with the crazy tebow ending.

    the raven 49er game was the best game on paper, but the actual game was a snoozer

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