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Colts News: Colts’ division title — and playoff — hopes take a significant hit

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Colts' division title -- and playoff -- hopes take a significant hit - Indianapolis Colts Blog- ESPN
Indianapolis went from being in control of the AFC South to needing to take care of its business and get help from others with a loss to the Texans.

AFC Playoff race: What the Colts' loss means for their playoff hopes
Thursday's 20-17 loss to Houston puts the Colts in a difficult position in the playoff race

Colts vs. Texans: Big plays doom Colts in 20-17 loss, could decide AFC South
T.Y. Hilton drops, Texans' big plays in passing game major factors in Colts' 20-17 loss on Thursday night.

Colts at Texans? Big plays made, and not made the difference | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – What we saw from the Indianapolis Colts’ 20-17 loss to the Houston Texans Thursday night at NRG Stadium. Big loss: Just like that, the Colts find themselves in chaser’s mode in the AFC South. They fall to 6-5 with five to play, a game behind the 7-4 Texans.

T.Y. Hilton: I let the team down | FOX59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – T.Y. Hilton was back after a three-game absence, but was unable to deliver when it mattered most and in a venue he routinely owns. His reaction after the Indianapolis Colts dropped a critical 20-17 decision to the Houston Texans Thursday night at NRG Stadium: My bad.

Colts' T.Y. Hilton struggles in return, says loss 'totally on me'
It was a rough return for Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, who had two critical drops Thursday night and said the team's 20-17 loss to the Texans was "totally on me."

Colts vs. Texans: Darius Leonard believes he recovered fumble at end of game
The video review ruled the Texans recovered the ball

Darius Leonard after Colts’ gutting loss: ‘That was a fumble, and I had it’ – The Athletic
The problem for Leonard and the Colts: the officials disagreed. After review, the ball stayed with the Texans.

NFL Officials Offer Explanation On Darius Leonard's Late 4th Quarter Forced Fumble | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter
What was the explanation Frank Reich got from the officials on the Darius Leonard forced fumble late in the 4th quarter of Thursday’s loss to the Texans?

5 Things Learned: Colts Offense Sputters In Critical Loss To Texans | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenter
Facing a really important divisional game against the Texans on Thursday night, the Colts lost 20-17 in Houston. What was learned from the Colts falling to 6-5 on the season?

When ‘Run the Damn Ball’ goes wrong: Are the Colts on an unsustainable offensive path? – The Athletic
While it is true that losing teams often throw for big yardage, the truth is you cannot win in the NFL using a singular offensive approach.

Kravitz: And now, big questions about Jacoby Brissett — is he just good enough to bring the Colts up short? – The Athletic
HOUSTON — In a quiet corner of a funereal visitor’s locker room, Colts head coach Frank Reich...

The Indianapolis Colts just couldn't find the big plays it wanted offensively in its 20-17 loss to the Houston Texans Thursday night at NRG Stadium
The Indianapolis Colts came to Houston Thursday night with a shot at flying home with a stranglehold on the AFC South Division lead heading into the final month of the season. Instead, the Colts are up against it after their 20-17 loss at NRG Stadium.

By The Numbers: Indianapolis Colts fall to the Houston Texans, 20-17
Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2019 Week 12 loss to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.