Texans vs. Colts: 1st half report


Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) is congratulated by fullback Greg Jones (33) after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The first half for the Houston Texans may have been their best half of football they have played all season, as they lead the Indianapolis Colts, 21-3 following the conclusion of the first two quarters.

Right out the gate the Texans let it all out so to speak with Case Keenum finding Andre Johnson for a 62-yard touchdown, giving Johnson his first score of the 2013 season.

And for good measure the new Texans duo found each other for a second time in the opening quarter for a 14-3 lead. The Colts didn’t score until the latter part of the second quarter.

Then just to make sure everyone knew this was a “new” Texans team, the duo found each other for a third time in the opening half with 34 seconds left in the second quarter.

I love what Keenum and Johnson did in the first half with Johnson finishing the first half with seven receptions for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Keenum was 9-of-17 for 208 yards with three TD passes.

Maybe Al Michaels said it best as it went to the half … Texans up 21-3 … “Go Figure.”

Keenum has been a big difference and he’s throwing the football to Johnson like they are playing a game of Madden 25.

For all the Texans have done on offense, the defense is “doin’ work” as well. They’ve held the first-place Colts to zero touchdowns with Andrew Luck so far going 3-of-12 for 56 yards. Trent Richardson has just 22 yards rushing and it is easy to see they are missing Reggie Wayne.

One bad part of the Texans’ running game was losing Arian Foster after a couple plays as he is out for the rest of the game.

Now it is time to see if they can keep this up for two more quarters.