T.Y. Hilton racks up big numbers against the Texans again

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T.Y. Hilton is always good against the Texans.

Last night he was better than ever.

The Colts wide receiver caught nine passes for 223 yards and a touchdown in last night’s win over the Texans, one yard short of the franchise record set by some guy named Raymond Berry in 1957.

That’s how good it was.

I’ve been saying it all week: I’m gonna have a big game,” Hilton said afterward, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star.

He had that in the first quarter, with five catches for 147 yards, but continued throughout the night, including the late third-quarter touchdown which proved to be the game-deciding points.

“He was in the zone tonight,” tight end Dwayne Allen said. “He was on a different level.

“It just seems like every time against the Texans, for some reason, something just ignites in him and he’s able to go off. He’s a dynamic player for us and we’ve been expecting that type of play from him all year, so it’s nice to see that level of play from him on Thursday Night Football.”

Hilton had 22 catches for 388 yards and five touchdowns in his four previous meetings with the Texans, including his three-touchdown outburst last year in the wake of Reggie Wayne’s season-ending knee injury.

And it’s not as if he’s only playing well against the Texans, but they certainly seem to bring out the best in him.