The Houston Texans are getting their first road win of 2018 and it came in a winnable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Texans overcame a 17-0 deficit with a late field goal by Matt Schaub in the final seconds to beat the Colts 38-13 on Sunday.
Houston’s defense held Indianapolis to its fewest points (25) since Week 4, when it allowed 28 points.
The Texans scored 21 points off turnovers and a turnover at the goal line.
The Colts led by two touchdowns when Matt Schaubs third-quarter field goal with 4:30 left made it 24-0 with 2:31 left in the second quarter.
That put the Texans ahead 33-16 with 7:30 remaining.
That set up a fourth-quarter drive by Schaub, who hit a 48-yarder with 2 seconds left that tied the game and sent it to overtime.
The offense was the main story as the Texans struggled for the second straight game.
Schaub completed just 17 of 28 passes for 193 yards and two interceptions in his last two games.
He also missed two opportunities in the fourth quarter, one to Demaryius Thomas and one to Ricardo Louis.
The game was not close, but the Texans had plenty of chances to put a stop to the Colts.
Thomas was targeted three times and had a fumble return for a touchdown, while Andre Johnson caught four passes for 78 yards and a touchdown.
The last time the Texans faced Indianapolis, Schaub threw for a season-high 352 yards and three touchdowns.
This time, the Texans could only manage 37 yards on nine carries.
Kirk Cousins was intercepted twice and had one catch for 19 yards.
His team was unable to convert on three of its final four third-down attempts.
The Colts went ahead 27-0 in the third quarter on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Schaub to Louis with 3:03 left.
After losing cornerback Patrick Robinson (ankle) to a hamstring injury on Sunday, the Colts signed cornerback D’Joun Smith to return from an ankle injury.
Smith is listed as questionable.
Schaub’s fifth interception came on the first play of the game, but he was sacked on a third-and-goal from the Texans 36.
He had three picks and was intercepted on a fourth play when he picked off a pass thrown to him by Johnson.
The score was tied when Johnson intercepted a pass from Colts receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at the Texans 6.
Johnson was intercepted again on a second-and_goal from his own 30.
The score was 29-28 on the ensuing possession when Schaub’s second pick on the play was intercepted by Marcus Mariota.
The Houston offense was not at full strength on the final drive.
Schaubs fumble on third-to-short left in a 1-on-1 situation forced a turnover that gave the Colts possession at the 10.
The game-winning touchdown came on a 7-yard run by David Johnson to open the second half.
Houston was not able to convert the first five points of the second overtime, including a sack by Johnson at the 6.
Schaefer missed a 6th-down field goal attempt that would have tied it at 27-27.
Kicker Matt Bryant missed a 37-yard field goal, while defensive end D.J. Swearinger missed a 29-yard FG that would’ve tied it on a 4-yard-line run by Johnson to set up the Texans’ first touchdown.
Bryant and Swearings attempt were blocked by Colts safety Reggie Nelson.