The Indianapolis Colts (2-4) responded well following their gut-wrenching collapse with a dominating win over the Houston Texans (1-5).
Once Carson Wentz connected with Parris Campbell on a 51-yard touchdown on the offense’s second drive of the game, they took control of the matchup and never let up. All three phases of the game showed up for the team. The offense was explosive all afternoon, T.Y. Hilton reminded everyone it is spooky season with his 52-yard catch, and Jonathan Taylor dominated the Texans in the second half to close it out.
The defense wasn’t perfect, they still struggled to get consistent pressure and allowed Davis Mills to make easy completions. But, they showed up when they needed to. Darius Leonard forced two turnovers, got his hands on for an interception and peanut punched a ball out of David Johnson’s hands for the fumble recovery by Khari Willis.
Isaiah Rodgers’ pick gave the defense their third turnover of the game. The new kicker, Michael Badgley was perfect, he made all five attempts and his longest was a 41-yard field goal. Rigoberto Sanchez deserves his credit too, he pinned Houston inside the 20-yard line twice, which one was at the five-yard line, and had a long of 50 yards.
The good news is that there is a lot of positive things to take away from the win, here are the top five: