1:00 PM ET, November 29, 2009
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Colts upend Texans with big 4th then take AFC South after Jags loss
HOUSTON -- The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts have perfected the art of the comeback in their undefeated march into the playoffs.
Pasquarelli: Colts rally
Coming back from early deficits, both big and small, has become a hallmark of an Indianapolis team that won its first six games by an average of 17.0 points, writes Len Pasquarelli. Story
Making The Most Of It
Peyton Manning turned a 43-yard pass interference penalty against Houston in the third quarter into a turning point for himself and the Colts.
• The Colts became the second team in NFL history to win 20 straight regular-season games. They are one shy of the Patriots' streak from 2006-08 for the longest in NFL history.
• Indy is the first team in NFL history with seven straight seasons with at least 11 wins.
• Peyton Manning had his third straight game with at least two interceptions, his longest streak since 2001.
• The Colts have won five straight games when trailing in the fourth quarter.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Colts were without star defensive end Dwight Freeney, out with an abdomen injury. ... Brown and Steve Slaton combined for 113 yards rushing for Houston.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||8:31||Vonta Leach 7 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 79 yds, 6:35
|TD||2:16||Chris Brown 5 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 66 yds, 3:46
|FG||10:54||Kris Brown 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 23 yds, 3:57
|TD||6:38||Pierre Garcon 9 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 74 yds, 5:03
|FG||1:05||Kris Brown 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 65 yds, 4:46
|TD||11:26||Reggie Wayne 4 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 3:40
|TD||8:28||Dallas Clark 6 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 89 yds, 2:50
|TD||8:17||Clint Session 27 Yard Interception Return (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 0 yds, 0:15
|TD||2:59||Chad Simpson 23 Yard Run (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 37 yds, 1:43
|TD||0:25||Jacoby Jones 10 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yds, 2:34