The Houston Texans had their most complete first half of football this season on Sunday in Indianapolis.
When the first half began for the Houston Texans it looked like it was going to be more of the same as the Indianapolis Colts were first to score a touchdown. Though this Week 4 opening half saw the Texans score three touchdowns, with the defense forcing mistakes by the Colts and they finally looked like the team they’ve needed to be for a 21-10 halftime lead.
The Colts scored first with a 4-yard pass from Andrew Luck to Zach Pascal, but the next two scores were from the Texans, giving them a lead in the first quarter which is a rare occurrence thus far this season.
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Houston’s first touchdown came with a fumble recovery in the end zone from defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, followed with a 3-yard touchdown reception by Will Fuller from Deshaun Watson for a 14-7 lead.
J.J. Watt showed up big in the first half too, continuing his momentum from last Sunday, with two sacks and two forced fumbles that lead to touchdowns.
Houston’s third touchdown of the day — their second on offense— came with Watson finding DeAndre Hopkins for a 5-yard score for a 21-7 lead.
In the first half, Fuller collected four receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown. Also for the Texans, Hopkins totaled four receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown. In his NFL debut, Keke Coutee in the first half has three receptions, collecting 28 yards.
Watson is playing better as well, was he was 12-of-17 for 148 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions during the first two quarters.
The Texans need to keep this momentum in the second half to complete the mission. If they can keep pressure on the Colts and disrupt the pace Indianapolis needs for success, the Texans will get their season back on track.