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The Texans still can’t figure out T.Y. Hilton‘s kryptonite. The Colts receiver has three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. He has helped Indianapolis to a 14-9 halftime lead over Houston.The Texans have only themselves to blame Darius Leonard Jersey , settling for three Ka'imi Fairbairn field goals on three red zone trips. Fairbairn has hit from 47, 31 and 26 yards.The Texans thought they had a touchdown in the second quarter, but referee Tony Corrente had whistled the play dead with an in-the-grasp call. Instead of a Deshaun Watson touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Houston was credited with a third down sack of Watson.The Colts scored touchdowns on passes by Jacoby Brissett to Zach Pascal for 11 yards and to Hilton for 2 yards.Brissett is 12-of-18 for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Watson is 11-of-15 for 128 yards and has two carries for 21 yards.The Texans began the game without defensive back Bradley Roby (hamstring) and have lost Johnathan Joseph, with what appeared a shoulder injury. The team has not provided an update on his condition Malik Hooker Jersey White , but his absence has left the Texans with Lonnie Johnson Jr., Phillip Gaines and Keion Crossen at corner. For the second time in less than two years, the Colts have to react to the sudden and unexpected departure of a key member of the organization. Whether it was coach Josh McDaniels, who never showed up after taking the job, or quarterback Andrew Luck Womens Peyton Manning Jersey , who abruptly retired while entering his prime, the Colts have absorbed a pair of gut punches from which few teams ever even have to try to recover.Still, it’s hard not to think the Colts will recover.While that doesn’t mean they’ll win the multiple championships owner Jim Irsay vowed during Luck’s career, that probably wasn’t going to happen even if Luck didn’t retire, it means they’ll be fine. They’ll be competitive. They’ll have the foundation to contend.It starts with G.M. Chris Ballard Womens Malik Hooker Jersey , who has systematically rebuilt the roster, and who will continue to make very good decisions about how to properly configure the team. He has quickly become one of the best at what he does, and he’s going to keep doing it. If anything, Luck retiring will compel Ballard to work even harder to find the best players possible.It continues with coach Frank Reich. He, not Jim Kelly Andrew Luck Jersey White , orchestrated the most stunning playoff comeback in postseason history, with perhaps the exception of Super Bowl LI. Reich knows what it means to never give up. He learned from Tony Dungy what it means to remain focused and calm amid whatever storm comes his way. And he has shown that he can win with a backup quarterback; Reich was the coordinator of the offense that replaced Carson Wentz with Nick Foles and won it all.And then there’s the backup quarterback who now becomes the starter. Jacoby Brissett arrived on Labor Day weekend in 2017, with no opportunity to learn the offense or otherwise get comfortable with a new team, new coaches, new city Darius Leonard Jersey White , new everything. He’d start 15 games that year; although the wins weren’t there, Brissett played well enough to convince the Colts to resist any trade offers and to keep him around.They currently look like geniuses for doing that. And they may look like more than geniuses if they seize on circumstances that have caused the expectations to plummet and that could take the team off the radar screen altogether but still cobble together another playoff run.Stranger things already have happened. And some of them already have happened to the Colts, since February 2018.
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