Texans vs. Colts: Houston's Biggest Stories of the First Half

Matt KingFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2011

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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With the Houston Texans already having clinched a spot in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, the name of the game is playoff positioning. Houston actually has an outside shot at getting a bye in the first round of the playoffs and all-important home field advantage.

Granted, some big things need to bounce their way, but the one thing the Texans can focus on right now is being focused and getting a win against a bad Colts team that still managed to get their first win of the season last week.

With all that in mind, here are the biggest stories of the first half for Houston.


Starting Strong

First play of the game is a Cushing sack on Orlovsky, and the Texans recover the ball.

Then, an Arian Foster touchdown on second offensive play, basically untouched. The Colts look like they are waiving a white flag right off the bat.


Defensive Revival

Not that the Colts are that much of an offensive threat, but the Texans defense looks extra pissed off after that weak showing against the Panthers last week.


Quarterback Woes

TJ Yates got stripped as well. Big night for quarterbacks.

Texans line letting Foster run free, but letting Yates down. He's not getting much time to throw the ball. Houston should have a two touchdown lead at this point easily.



Two penalties for 10 yards for the Colts. Seven for 62 yards for the Texans. Enough said.