At halftime, the Indianapolis Colts lead the Houston Texans 13-3 tonight.
It’s the best the Colts have looked overall so far this season, even if it is coming against Brock Osweiler (who has looked just as terrible as he has been in the first five games this year). It wasn’t perfect, but it’s the best the Colts have looked.
Andrew Luck completed 10 of 16 passes for 135 yards, a touchdown, and an interception, while T.Y. Hilton has caught two passes for 42 yards, Chester Rogers has caught two passes for 42 yards as well, and Jack Doyle has caught two passes for 28 yards and a score. On the ground, Frank Gore has rushed for 51 yards on ten carries (including a long of 22 yards) and Andrew Luck has also added 37 yards rushing on four carries (with a long of 24 yards).
Defensively, the Colts allowed just 117 yards on 30 plays, meaning the Texans are averaging just 3.9 yards per play. Running back Lamar Miller has done a good job so far (he has 66 yards rushing on 12 carries), but Brock Osweiler has struggled to get anything going. One other thing to note for the Colts defense is that, finally, Robert Mathis is on the board with his first sack of the year, a strip-sack of Osweiler in the first quarter of tonight’s game to force a punt.
Adam Vinatieri also added two more field goals in the first half, bringing his consecutive makes streak to 40 - tied for the second-longest in NFL history and just two away from tying Mike Vanderjagt for the longest.
For the most part, it has been so far, so good for the Colts tonight in a big game in the AFC South. If they can keep it up in the second half, they’ll be in first place in the division by the end of the night.