Colts rally to stun Texans

Indianapolis 19, Houston 16

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INDIANAPOLIS — Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night’s catch.

Colts receiver Austin Collie runs for yardage Thursday against Houston. Collie had three catches for 49 yards.  AJ Mast/Associated Press
AJ Mast/Associated Press
Colts receiver Austin Collie runs for yardage Thursday against Houston. Collie had three catches for 49 yards.

The wide receiver with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston 19-16.

It’s the second consecutive win for the Colts (2-13), who will now have to fight off St. Louis and Minnesota for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Orlovsky, who played the past two seasons with Houston, also won his second game in a row after losing his first nine NFL starts.

Houston was in a position to come to Indianapolis and simply tune up for the postseason.

Not a chance.

The Texans looked anything but playoff-ready. They settled for two field goals in the red zone, didn’t convert a third down until getting a lucky bounce late in the fourth quarter, its running game was stymied late and the defense helped the Colts with three penalties on the decisive drive.

Houston (11-4) is now 0-10 in Indianapolis and still hunting for a first-round bye. The Texans still haven’t scored more than 20 points in a game since Nov. 27.


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