On Saturday night, the Texans started their win-or-go-home game in Indianapolis with a bang. This was the Texans' first primetime game of the season, and they performed quite well.
During the first half, they were completely dominant, which demonstrates why C.J. Stroud is a strong candidate for offensive rookie of the year. At the break, Houston is in the lead, 14-6, and they will be the ones to kick off the second half.
When the Texans were playing their first play from scrimmage, Stroud found Nico Collins with a step on JuJu Brents, which resulted in a touchdown passing for 75 yards.
A touchdown of one yard was scored by the Texans rookie quarterback on third down with 1 minute and 57 seconds left in the half. The touchdown was scored by fullback Andrew Beck, who Rodney Thomas had lost in coverage.
Since the beginning of the season, Stroud has thrown for 151 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a total of 23 touchdowns. A touchdown has been scored by Collins, who has five receptions for 129 yards. Additional five receivers had a grab that is worth 22 yards.
As a result of injuries, Houston is missing its third, fourth, and fifth leading receivers for the current season. The Colts have been outgained by the Texans by a score of 197 to 133, with 96 of Indianapolis' yards coming from offensive and defensive plays.
Michael Pittman has three receptions for 21 yards, Gardner Minshew has completed six of fifteen passes for 45 yards, and Jonathan Taylor has carried the ball thirteen times for 81 yards.
On third down, the Colts have not scored a single touchdown. Because of a hamstring issue, Indianapolis has decided not to use tight end Will Mallory in the game.