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This Indianapolis Colts looks like a disappointment on the way to a loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, but veteran quarterback Matt Ryan has other plans.
The 37-year-old helped lead the Colts to 17 points in the fourth quarter to force an overtime comeback that ended with a 20- 20 The draw ends.
During the first three quarters of Sunday’s game, Ryan and the rest of the offense struggled to build any momentum. The turnover didn’t help, as Ryan made an interception in the first half and then lost the turnover in the third quarter.
The former NFL MVP didn’t hesitate to put his early mistakes behind him in crunch time. Ryan opened the fourth quarter with an 11-game, 76-yard drive that ended with a field goal. On subsequent possession, Indianapolis’ tough defense gives Texans four points Guard Davis Mills felt its presence on a turnover deep in Houston territory. Colts star running back Jonathan Taylor finished four games with a two-yard touchdown. Indianapolis’ defense stepped up again, forcing Houston to play with less than five minutes left five games. Ryan and the Colts advanced on the field, and the signal caller found Michael Pittman Jr. Less than two minutes left in the game. Indianapolis Colts @ Colts
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In overtime, Indianapolis has a great chance to win. After Houston’s first possession ended in a punt, Ryan and the Colts ate the clock with 13 games to set up a go-ahead field goal. However, Rodrigo Blankenship’s 42-yard attempt went wide to the right.
After such a disappointing start to the game, the Colts can take some solace as they battle towards the end . Indianapolis faces the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday, while Houston faces the Denver Broncos.