Andrew Luck found Ahmad Bradshaw, and Coby Fleener in the end zone, while Trent Richardson pounded the ball in 5 yards to help the Colts get off to a quick start. Adam Vinatieri also nailed a 27-yard field goal in the 24-point 1st quarter.
The Texans made a game of it by finding the end zone twice in 1:21 of game time in the second. Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with Andre Johnson for a 4-yard score, while Arian Foster ran the ball in from 12 yards out. This would make the game 24-14, and a Vinatieri 34-yard field goal gave the Colts the 27-14 advantage at the half.
The Texans made it a one possession game in the 3rd when Foster found the end zone for the second time on the night. His 2-yard score cut the deficit to 27-21, putting the pressure on Indianapolis. The Colts knew they needed to put points on the board to take the momentum away from the Texans. Luck did just that, finding T.Y Hilton for a 33-yard TD pass. Hilton ended the night 223 yards on 9 catches, including the 3rd quarter touchdown. A failed 2-point conversion attempt kept the score at 33-21.
Texans' DE J.J. Watt kept his tremendous start to the season alive, picking up a fumble and returning it 45 yards for the score. It is Watt's 3rd touchdown of the season in just 5 games. The last defensive end with 3 touchdowns in one season was William "The Refrigerator" Perry in 1985.
Watt's TD made it 33-28, but the offense could not capitalize on the defense's multiple stops. Fitzpatrick fumbled the ball with a minute left, clinching the Colts victory. Luck threw 25/44, for 370 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Fitzpatrick was just 15/23, 212 yards, 1 touchdown, and his only turnover was the game-ending fumble. The Colts will take their winning streak back home next week to host the Bengals, while the Texans head to Pittsburgh next Monday night for a showdown with the Steelers.