Colts dominate first half in Houston

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The Houston Texans are getting embarrassed on their home field.

The Indianapolis Colts have marched into Houston and are putting a beatdown on the Texans, whipping them 21-0 at the half. It could easily be even worse than that; the Colts appeared poised to march toward a touchdown until a J.J. Watt batted pass turned into an interception, and the Colts ended the half in field goal range as time expired.

The Texans had just one good drive, but that ended with Deshaun Watson throwing incomplete into the end zone on fourth-and-1.

Houston will get the ball first in the second half. The Texans are going to need to look a whole lot better. A 21-point deficit isn’t easy to come back from: During the regular season teams leading by 21 or more points at halftime were 23-0, and in NFL postseason history, teams leading by 21 or more points at halftime are 49-2. The two comebacks were led by Frank Reich in 1993 and Andrew Luck in 2014.

49 responses to “Colts dominate first half in Houston

  1. I think it’s time to ban the Houston Texans from the playoffs. Second-best record in the AFC South gets in. They’re wasting prime playoff spots and television time every year.

  2. The Houston Texans are getting embarrassed on their home field.
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    Technically it’s their home field, but there’s many more Cowboy fans in Houston than Texans fans. That’s just a fact.

  3. How many times is Deshaun Watson going to stare down a receiver that is covered and throw to him anyway? He is lucky he only has one interception.

  4. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Was it over when the Japanese occupied France?

    Seriously, it looks bad for the Texans, but they still have a second half to play. 21-0 is better than 28-3.

  5. O’Brien should be fired for this embarrassment.

    The Texans should of secretly paid Belichick & McDaniels to do the play calling for this game. Tey would of made a real Game out of this.

  6. A friend of mine, who happens to be a Pats’ fan, was hoping for a Texans win. After watching this performance, I can see why. Lol. Feel bad for their fans, they get in the playoffs, and don’t show up.

  7. Keep celebrating your first downs and blaming your receivers in front of the crowd, Deshaun.

    #notaleaderisanunderstatement

  8. Deeshwawn Whatson showing us that he’s just another gimmick QB – a running back in a QB halloween costume.

  9. Since when is a kickoff that goes into the end zone, and stays in the end zone, without the returner downing it, not a live ball?

  10. I realize the Titans didn’t make the playoffs but would a person be able to make a bet on two teams Houston (Texans/Oilers-Titans) and the Colts (Indianapolis/Baltimore Ravens)and have a wager on four teams?/S Could you imagine two old teams playing two new teams. Would probably send the media world in a spin 😜Yep I’m old

  11. This was easy to see happening. The Texans don’t play well from behind and with that Swiss Cheese offensive line and Watson’s mediocre play, the game is effectively over.

  12. Slippery59:
    There was a rule change in the off-season, when the ball breaks the plane, it’s a touch back.

  13. Watson still celebrating first downs. Your down 21-0 late in the third quarter. Watson stinks. Awful qb . Wildcat rb pretending to be a qb. Watson makes dak Prescott look like a hall of famer. Lmao.🍗

  14. byrdhntr says:
    January 5, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    Basically you had the Baltimore Colts playing the Houston Oilers to get in this game
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    Bum Phillips, Dan Pastorini, and Earl Campbell are not walking through that door.

  15. Wow, that Clown in the 90 jersey with the snake hair is a complete joke – he has no impact in any game he manages to show up without being injured.

  16. “slippery59 says:
    January 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Since when is a kickoff that goes into the end zone, and stays in the end zone, without the returner downing it, not a live ball?

    2 5 Rate This”

    Only since the beginning of the year. Bandwagon fan just showing up now?

  17. burtmustin says:
    January 5, 2019 at 6:19 pm
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

    Was it over when the Japanese occupied France?

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    And I thought John Belushi was dead.

  18. 21-0 in the fourth. It’s time to watch something more competitive, like Godzilla vs. Bambi.

  19. Playoff football and we still have to put up with ESPN and the Bo and Wit coaching clinic. They get old ten seconds in the game. The complete third quarter they have told us over and over , Houston needs to step up need to score, need to bla bla bla. Just call the game. You are not coaches, have not interviewed to be a coach. No one cares what you did when you played you are in a booth to call the game. ESPN waken up they stink.

  20. Watson is no franchise qb. He’s a run first qb, locks on one wr then takes off running. His accuracy stinks, his timing stinks, his pocket awareness stinks. I would not sign him to a long term starter contract. He’s a mediocre backup at best. He’s not worth 5 mil per year. Texans need to draft a real pocket qb if they want to compete for a superbowl

  21. rageviral says:
    January 2, 2019 at 5:03 pm
    They won’t be in the playoffs for long. Then back to mediocrity next season. Where they belong.
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    You were saying?

  22. whenwilliteverend says:
    January 5, 2019 at 6:52 pm
    21-0 in the fourth. It’s time to watch something more competitive, like Godzilla vs. Bambi.
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    A truly great film-all thirty seconds of it.

  23. So some folks sayin the Texans always lose playoffs games.
    Not true.

    Per Pro Football Reference:
    All-Time Playoffs: 7 Games, 3-4
    Wild Card Round: 4 Games, 3-1
    Divisional Round: 3 Games, 0-3

    Their most recent win was the WC game against the Raiders in Jan 2017.

  24. That last drive proves that DeeShawn is a fake QB – any clown can run – QB’s have to be able to beat the other team with the pass – and DeeShawn is no passing threat or talent.

  25. I love hearing the announcers gush over deshaun watson when the Texans have 7 points at home against the 6 seed. No offense to him & the Texans, he could be really good going forward but not when he’s on his backside every other dropback. Take a lesson from the colts, your elite QB is no good if he’s getting hit every other play

  26. There must be some soft sided snowflakes out there to not even realize there actually was a Baltimore Colts and a Houston Oilers team

  27. Not only is this game brutal to watch, but the endless commercials for the NFL draft make me wonder if ABC is having a problem selling ad time for this game.

    Of course it doesn’t help that the announcers have a case of the can’t shut the heck ups. Non-stop babbling, resulting in them missing some of the missed penalty calls in the game.

  28. Well I expected the Colts to win and the Texans to show they didn’t belong in the postseason but I didn’t expect this severe of a beat-down. Texans got some splainin to do, Lucy.

  29. Yep it was just a different media world that went in a spin with just the suggestion. Strange and disappointing how the real world is so offended by the thought of two old teams playing against two new teams in the playoffs 😤

  30. slippery59 says:
    January 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Since when is a kickoff that goes into the end zone, and stays in the end zone, without the returner downing it, not a live ball?

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    Since they changed the rule. Please try to keep up

  31. The first touchdown by the Texas was a fumble through the end zone and they missed it whatever can expect these people again anything right these days I don’t care I’m just saying he lost control as the ball was crossing the line and then lost the ball completely after it entered the end zone and went through the sideline marker no touchdown. Fumble

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