The Colts were electrified by the return of head coach Chuck Pagano today. Andrew Luck was efficient as he completed 14 of 28 passes for 191 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs. Vick Ballard carried the ball 27 times for 78 yards (2.9 ypc) with 1 TD run and he also caught 2 passes for 9 yards (4.5 avg). WRs T.Y. Hilton (4 rec, 111 yards, TD) and Reggie Wayne (4 rec, 40 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Colts today. The Colts also got an explosive 101-yard kickoff return for a TD from RB Deji Karim. The Colts finished up with 81 yards rushing on 33 carries (2.5 ypc) and they also completed 14 of 28 passes (50%) for 184 yards as they had possession of the ball for 31:09.
The Colts played solid on D when they had to in this game. They sacked Matt Schaub four times today. CB Cassius Vaughn (10 tackles), LB Jerrell Freeman (10 tackles), safety Antoine Bethea (6 tackles) and CB Vontae Davis (5 tackles, 3 passes defensed and 2 interceptions) led the way for the Colts on D today. The Texans finished up with 102 yards rushing on 20 carries (5.1 ypc) and they also completed 24 of 36 passes (66.7%) for 250 yards in this game. The Colts finish up the regular season with a 11-5 record and the #5 seed in the AFC Playoffs.