Indianapolis 25, Houston 3

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Jerome Boger
Attendance - 65470

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 3 0 0 0 3
Indianapolis 7 13 5 0 25

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-12 1-6 1-6 L12
Indianapolis 9-5 5-2 4-3 W1

Recap


Colts 25, Texans 3: Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns and Robert Mathis and Darius Butler made big plays defensively as host Indianapolis sent Houston to its 12th straight loss.

Luck was 19-for-32 for 180 yards and an interception that set up the Texans' only points late in the first quarter. Trent Richardson ran for 64 yards and had a short touchdown catch as the Colts (9-5) - who have already clinched the AFC South - improved to 5-0 in division play.

Case Keenum, who was named the starter for the rest of the season despite being pulled in his previous game, completed 18-of-34 passes for 168 yards and two interceptions. Running back Ben Tate had 92 total yards in the first game for Houston (2-12) since the firing of head coach Gary Kubiak.

Luck found Gary Whalen from 14 yards out on the opening drive to give the Colts the lead for good and shoveled the ball to Richardson for a 9-yard score and a 17-3 lead midway through the second. Butler had a pair of interceptions in the opening half and Adam Vinatieri hit the second of his three field goals to make it 20-3 going into the break.

Mathis set the franchise record for sacks in a season (16 1/2) and a career (108) - breaking Dwight Freeney's marks - on the same play when he got to Keenum in the end zone and knocked the ball free for a safety late in the third. Houston, which was outgained 331-239, had just four first downs in the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Colts RB Donald Brown had 38 yards on five carries before leaving with a stinger in the first half. ... Houston committed 14 penalties for 114 yards after being flagged 14 times for a team-record 177 yards last week at Jacksonville. ... Indianapolis WR T.Y. Hilton had eight grabs for 78 yards and Whalen finished with 45 receiving yards and 89 return yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Indianapolis
Ben Tate Player Trent Richardson
16 Attempts 19
72 Yards 64
4.5 Avg Yards 3.4
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 22
Receiving
Houston   Indianapolis
Ryan Griffin Player T.Y. Hilton
6 Receptions 8
62 Yards 78
10.3 Avg Yards 9.8
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 41

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 239 107 132 0 1 1 1.0 1
Indianapolis 331 152 179 2 3 2 4.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Colts have a W/L % of .375 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Denver. The Texans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.