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Texans-Colts Final Score: Houston Fails To Put Away Indianapolis, Loses 27-24

You waited all day for Sunday night. Turns out you waited for a heartbreaking loss as the Houston Texans fell to 2-6 after losing 27-24 to the Indianapolis Colts on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

Not even Andre's greatness could save Houston on this night.
Not even Andre's greatness could save Houston on this night.
Thomas B. Shea

That's a tough one to take. In what many said was the last stand for the 2013 regular season of the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts stormed back from a 24-6 deficit to win 27-24. Indianapolis now moves to 6-2 while Houston drops to 2-6. Back four games with eight to play, and no tiebreaker, the Houston Texans are drawing dead for any playoff run. 

This was especially hard to take as the Texans stormed out of the gates like men on fire. Quarterback Case Keenum found wide receiver Andre Johnson for three first half touchdowns, 62-, 41-, and 5-yards respectively. This marked Johnson's first ever three touchdown game. Johnson would finish with nine receptions for 229 yards and the three touchdowns. Keenum would end up 20-for-34 for 350 yards and three touchdowns. Keenum was only sacked once. Ben Tate had a man's effort as he chipped in 81 yards on 22 carries while playing with four broken ribs.

At halftime, head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary tests. So far, word is positive. Most saying dehydration and exhaustion caught up to the ol' ballcoach. Still, until he's released, send a kind thought Kubiak's way.

The team did not seem too distracted by Kubiak's absence. As they held serve with Indianapolis by swapping field goals with Indianapolis. After that, the Houston offense disappeared. We now know how much Gary Kubiak means on-the-field as a playcaller. 

Randy Bullock missed three field goals, including one as the clock expired, while T.Y. Hilton terrorized Brice McCain and the secondary for three touchdowns in the second half.

The Texans now gear up to travel to Arizona where they will face the Cardinals in week 10 action. Stay tuned to BRB for more post-game fallout and a look at next week's match-up with the Cardinals.

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