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Andrew Luck Gets Lucky, Again

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NFLThe Houston Texans finally got around to playing some serious football on Sunday night against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. Up to that point, the Texans had been somewhat of a disappointment to their fans and an enigma to sports writers around the country. With all of the talent on their roster, Houston still had won only 2 games before meeting the Colts on Sunday Night Football.

JJ Watt and the Houston Texans were up against the wall going into Sunday night against Indianapolis. When the lines first came out, the Texans were getting 2.5 points going up against the Colts. By game time that was down to one point and the Over & Under had dropped from 45 to 43.

For Houston, this was a must win and they came out playing like they were well aware of that fact.  Within the first minute of the game it was 7-0 Texans as Andre Johnson caught his first touchdown pass in a long time, a 62 yard pass and run from young undrafted Houston area quarterback Case Keenum.  Texans’ fans were fired up!

But hang on sports fans, with a little over 4 minutes left in the first quarter, lo and behold, Case Keenum lets another long one go and once again it’s Andre Johnson on the receiving end for the touchdown making up for lost time. Keenum was already hampered by the loss of Houston running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate who are both sidelined with injuries but the veteran Johnson stepped in to fill the void.

Indianapolis, on the other hand, came into the game on an emotional high after defeating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos last week, the only team in the NFL to have done so this season. Unfortunately for the Colts, the victory against the Broncos cost them the services of future NFL Hall of Famer Reggie Wayne who suffered a torn ACL in the contest. Wayne was on the field, on crutches, for the coin toss as an honorary team captain before the game began.

But, in the end, it was the cool head of Andrew Luck that prevailed late in the Sunday Night Football thriller.  Pulling off his 10th come-from-behind victory in just a season and a half in the NFL, Luck led the Colts on fourth quarter drives, scored 15 points, won the game and covered the point spread.  It’s got to be more than luck.

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