A Christmas-Miracle hits H-TOWN!!
Ho, Ho, WHOA! Texans finally beat Colts!!
WE WON?? WE WON!! MERRY FREAKING CHRISTMAS!!
Good things often come in small packages on Christmas, but the Texans were the total package in a 27-24 win over the Colts on Sunday. Kicker Kris Brown nailed a 48-yard field goal with time expiring to vault his team to victory, the Texans’ first win in ten games against Indianapolis. The offense, led by running back Ron Dayne, chewed up 191 rushing yards and swallowed almost 36 minutes of the game clock. Dayne scored twice, rushing 32 times for 153 yards, both career highs.
Beleaguered quarterback David Carr played mistake-free football, throwing for 163 yards with no interceptions and no fumbles. Rookie defensive end Mario Williams also led a solid defensive effort, highlighted by his forced fumble in the first quarter that helped the Texans jump to an early 14-0 lead.
Credit for the winning effort also belongs to the offensive line. In addition to helping Dayne on the ground, they prevented the Colts from sacking Carr all afternoon.