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Week 1 Colts 45 Texans 38

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by biggcoug65, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    This game was definitely as advertised! A high scoring affair with Manning and Schaub leading the air attacks on offense. The Colts blew a coverage on the first pass of the game, and Schaub hit Casey for a 90 yard TD pass! One the very next series for the Colts, Addai tried to run off the left side of the line, but fumbled and Houston recovered! It only took the Texans a few plays from there, and Arian Foster, last year's breakout fantasy player, took it into the endzone for a 1 yard TD run.
    The Colts would answer back though, as they drove down the field, running it with Addai and catching a deep pass with Reggie Wayne, setting Manning up for a 7 yard TD throw to Garcon. Schaub would then throw his first INT of the year, and Indy would kick a field goal getting 3 points off that turnover. At the end of the 1st quarter, the score was Houston 14 Indy 10.
    Houston drove down the field on their next possession, but stalled out, forcing a field goal. On the next play from scrimage, Manning was picked off by Brian Cushing (still juicing by the way) and ran it all the way down to the 1 yard line. The next play, Mr Fantasy RB himself, Foster, ran it in for a 1 yard TD. Indy then carefully moved downfield, and Manning hit Clark on a blown coverage down the middle for a 33 yard TD pass. The score at the half was Houston 24 Indy 17.
    Houston took the kick in the 2nd half, and used that drive to march down the field through the air, when Schaub hit Daniels on a 4 yard TD pass, maing the score 31-17 Texans. But Indy did not give up, on the next play from scrimmage, Manning took advantage of an overplay by the safety, and hit Austin Collie on an 80 yard TD pass, to bring the Colts within 1 score. Indy picked Schaub off again, and Joseph Addai had a brilliant run to the outside, juking a defender (jockstrap on the ground), and running it in for a 28 yard TD. The score at the end of the 3rd quarter was 31-31.
    After another Schaub INT, the Colts capitalized on a deep bomb from Manning to Garcon, for a 70 yard TD! Colts now had the lead 38-31. But Houston would answer right back, as the kick from McAfee went out of bounds, starting Houston off on the 40 yard line. On the 2nd play, Schaub connected with Johnson on a 55 yard TD pass to tie the game once more.
    Houston's D then stepped up and forced an Indy punt. But the Texans could not do anything on offense either and the Colts got the ball back with just under 3:00 to play. Manning would then lead the Colts back down the field, connecting with Wayne on a long pass play to set the Colts up on the 2 yard line with just under 1 minute to go in the game. Addai punched it in from there, giving the Colts the lead 45-38.
    Schaub threw his 4th INT of the game on the next possesion, sealing the victory for the Indianapolis Colts.


    Manning (IND) - 17/23 509 yards 4 TD's 2 INT's
    Schaub (HOU) - 21-37 371 yards 3 TD's 4 INT's

    Addai (IND) - 20 for 99 yards 2 TD's
    Foster (HOU) - 23 for 89 yards 2 TD's

    Wayne (IND) - 6 for 144 0 TD's
    Clark (IND) - 5 for 111 1 TD
    Garcon (IND) - 3 for 91 2 TD's
    Collie (IND) - 1 for 80 1 TD
    Daniels (HOU) - 9 for 109 1 TD
    Jones (HOU) - 4 for 71 0 TD's
    Johnson (HOU) - 4 for 94 1 TD
    Casey (HOU) - 2 for 91 1 TD

    Brackett (IND) - 12 tackles 1 sack
    Thomas (IND) - 2 INT's
    Lacey (IND) - 2 tackles 1 INT
    Bullitt (IND) - 3 tackles 1 INT
    Cushing (HOU) - 9 tackles 1 INT
    Jackson (HOU) - 1 INT

    Players of the game:
    Manning for Indy
    Cushing for Houston

    Great game Jeff Ruark! Good luck this season
  2. Big D

    Big D Walk On

    Oct 8, 2009
    biggcoug65 is 2-0 as a sub, and 0-1 with his team. Falcons fans are screaming for his head. . . ;)
  3. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    haha. damnit fans, I'm doing what I can!

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