Tuesday, September 14, 2010
AFC South Week 1 decisive moment
By Paul Kuharsky
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The Texans came out of halftime determined to run it and wear down the Colts on Sunday at Reliant Stadium. They did it about as well as could be imagined.
But had one crucial call not panned out, things might have been very different.
The Texans led only 13-10 with 10:04 on the clock in the third quarter, facing a fourth-and-1 at the Indianapolis 20-yard line. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and offensive coordinator Rick Dennison decided to stick with what they were doing.
Arian Foster ran right, and found his line pushed back. He had to patiently go around the backside of right tackle Eric Winston, then bounce all the way outside. Owen Daniels tied up Clint Session long enough for Foster to pick up some steam and make it past the marker on the right side.
Houston moved on and Foster scored the first of his three touchdowns, helping Houston to a 20-10 lead. It was never less than two scores the rest of the way.