In a battle for AFC South supremacy on Thursday Night Football, the Houston Texans had to rely upon their wide receiving core to get one over on the Indianapolis Colts. Luckily for them, they have a great one. Following a very slow start to the game from both teams, it was the Texans that ended up winning 20-17 thanks in large part to DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
Hopkins will get the bulk of the headlines as he made two touchdown grabs in the crucial division face-off. But Fuller was also vital to their cause, making seven catches for a total of 140 yards. Not bad when you can get 20 yards each time you touch the football. The Colts had one final chance to come back down the field and tie or win the game, but with just under three minutes left, quarterback Jacoby Brissett was stopped a yard short of a first down by Brennan Scarlett, handing the victory to the home-team Texans. Texans QB DeShaun Watson finished the game with 298 yards and two TD’s, to Hopkins, of course, and completed 19 of his 30 tosses. The Texans are now in first place in the division at 7-4, with the Colts trailing at 6-5 and the Titans at 5-5.