The Colts dominated the first 28 minutes of play, but starting with a Manning INT while in FG range the Texans scored 17 unanswered to take a 4 point lead going into the 4th quarter aided by Caldwell icing what turned out to be a blocked FG (2nd attempt was made) and a end around pass by Reggie Wayne being picked off.
Peyton Manning went 34 for 50, gaining 314 yards with a TD and an INT. Dallas Clark was the primary target picking up 14 receptions for 119 yards and an additional first down from a defensive holding call on 3rd and short. After some early struggles the Colts running game picked up with Joseph Addai averaging 4.5 yards a carry and scoring the winning TD on a powerful goalline run.
Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis teamed up for a combined 2 sacks off Matt Schaub's 45 dropbacks. Jerraud Powers picked off his first career pass and made a veteran play to recover a fumble for a touchback likely saving Indy a TD). Clint Session recorded 13 tackles and picked off a 4th quarter pass that very nearly ended the game.
The Colts move to an undefeated 8-0, the Texans drop to 5-4, but appear to be a playoff caliber team (if they play more disciplined football than they did today).
UPDATE: redid the poll since I neglected Powers and Addai's great days.
Week Nine game balls
QB Peyton Manning (34 for 50, 314 yards, TD, INT) (45 votes)
TE Dallas Clark (14 rec for 119 yards, 4 yards rushing, 1st down off penalty) (284 votes)
DE Dwight Freeney (1.5 sacks) (17 votes)
LB Clint Session (13 tackles, INT) (124 votes)
CB Jerraud Powers (INT, smart smart fumble recovery play) (262 votes)
RB Joseph Addai (112 total yards, 4.5 YPC, 2 TDs) (236 votes)
968 total votes