Texans showing perseverance

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Texans have taken a 17-13 lead on the Colts by staying patient, continuing to run the ball, and not panicking when things looked dire.

The TD was a third-down, Steve Slaton 1-yard run.

It’s the sign of a good team to endure such things -- even self-inflicted wounds, like all their penalties.

But the story of any close game against the Colts is about what Peyton Manning does -- or what you can stop him from doing -- late in the game.

We’re just a few seconds into the fourth quarter.

Indy’s bound to score again, and the Texans’ challenge is far from over.

Good game.