It looks as though we have a budding Sex Cannon. Case Keenum has been playing like a younger and, if not more virile, at least better version of Rex Grossman. If anything, that’ll be it for Matt Schaub.
A minute into the game, Keenum rolled out and launched one to an open Andre Johnson for a 62-yard touchdown. The Colts responded with an opening drive that yielded a field goal attempt. Unfortunately for the Colts, said kick was blocked by J.J. Watt, who Cris Collinsworth has instructed us is playing with electric, sultry emotions for the first time this season.
Hpuston drove to the Colts 15, where they were faced with a 4th and 1. Gary Kubiak elected to go for it, and Ben Tate was stuffed (Arian Foster is done for the night), giving the ball back to Indy. The Colts passing game looks a little lost since the death of Reggie Wayne. Okay, he’s not actually dead, but he’s not playing football for the rest of the year, meaning the Colts are draping his jersey over a seat on the team plane like he is dead.
Then the amazing Pat McAfee dropped snap/scramble punt displayed above happened, though it was nullified by penalty. Houston eventually got the ball near midfield and Keenum hit Andre Johnson for another long touchdown, this time from 41 yards. Johnson has seven catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Someone wants a Megatron night.
With five minutes remaining, T.Y. Hilton had a impressive punt return to get the Colts a start near midfield. A long pass interference call put Indy in the red zone, but they couldn’t make anything of it beyond a short field goal.
Indy were said to have recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but after a review, the officials ruled that the ball was touched by LaVon Brazill when he was out of bounds before it was recovered by Andy Studebaker.