Davis Mills throws no touchdowns, Houston Texans are trailing at half

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The Houston Texans have been held to three points in the first two quarters, meaning that Texans quarterback Davis Mills has been held without a touchdown in the first half.

The first two quarters have seen the Texans try their best to give this game away, but luckily for the Texans, the Colts have only a 10-3 halftime lead at Lucas Oil Stadium.

In the first two quarters, Mills is 17-of-23 for 139 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Mills has also been sacked two times for a loss of 14 yards. Brandin Cooks is the leading receiver for Houston with five receptions (seven targets) for 44 yards in the first half.

The return of Nico Collins has the Texans seeing their rookie have three receptions for 37 first-half yards. One of the exciting parts of the offense is Mark Ingram II rushing for 51 yards on nine rushes in the first half. This is his best outing in quite some time for the ’21 season, and he still has two more quarters left to play for the Houston Texans. In the first half Ingram is averaging 5.7 yards per carry, his best numbers of the season.

Jonathan Greenard leads the first half Texans defense with a sack of Colts quarterback Carson Wentz.

Houston Texans: Colts offense had strong first quarter

The lone first half touchdown was off an amazing throw-and-catch from Wentz to Paris Campbell for the six points off what was a 51-yard touchdown catch. For the first quarter, Wentz has 185 yards pass on nine completions (15 attempts), as he also hasn’t thrown an interception in the first two quarters.

Wentz not only is averaging 12.5 yards per completion, but he’s been sacked once in this game, the aforementioned sack by Greenard.

The first half rushing has seen the Colts held to just 18 yards, with Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines each with six yards. T.Y. Hilton in his return this season has three receptions for 70 yards, including one catch for 52 yards for the Colts.

The Texans have hurt themselves more in this first half than the Colts have controlled the game. Houston has a chance to gain the win, but they are playing inconsistent football, but Indianapolis has allowed the Texans to stay in the game.

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