1:00 PM ET, September 23, 2007
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts lost all three AFC South road games last season.
|Houston Has A Problem|
Peyton Manning does some of his best work against the Texans. A look at his career numbers vs. Houston:
The Indianapolis offense was just too versatile for the Texans to handle. Offensive coordinator Tom Moore did an excellent job of slowing down the tempo of the game by using running back Joseph Addai on draw plays and inside zone runs to establish the ground game and keep Houston guessing on defense. When Houston tried to account for Addai, Peyton Manning chipped away with intermediate routes to TE Dallas Clark and receivers Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison. The Texans did a good job of slowing down the deep passes by using Cover 2 and Quarters coverage, but that left the underneath throws open and Manning took advantage of it.
-- Marwan Maalouf, Scouts Inc.
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Colts receiver Marvin Harrison had 53 yards on Sunday to move into fourth place all-time in yards receiving with 13,920. ... Manning was 20-of-29 for 273 yards and a touchdown. Addai finished with 22 carries for 72 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:39||Jerome Mathis 84 Yd Kickoff Return (Kris Brown Kick)||0||7|
|TD||06:06||Dallas Clark 2 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||7|
|FG||14:18||Kris Brown 33 Yd||7||10|
|TD||08:46||Joseph Addai 4 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||14||10|
|FG||10:32||Adam Vinatieri 36 Yd||17||10|
|TD||08:38||Joseph Addai 8 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||24||10|
|FG||02:41||Adam Vinatieri 28 Yd||27||10|
|TD||14:21||Samkon Gado 1 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||27||17|
|FG||10:40||Adam Vinatieri 35 Yd||30||17|
|TD||02:49||Vonta Leach 1 Yd Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick)||30||24|