HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Houston Texans to a 26-23 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
Brock Osweiler threw a 36-yard pass to Jaelen Strong to get Houston to the 12 and Novak’s field goal came two plays later.
Indianapolis (2-4) got the ball first in overtime, but Benardrick McKinney sacked Andrew Luck on third down to force a punt.
Osweiler shook off a tough start to throw two touchdown passes in less than 2 minutes in the fourth quarter as Houston (4-2) erased a 14-point deficit to tie it at 23 with 54 seconds left. He found Lamar Miller on a 10-yard catch-and-run TD with 2:47 remaining and, after a stop by the defense, connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz on a 26-yarder that tied it.
Houston’s defense forced a punt by Indianapolis to send it to OT.
Luck had a 22-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter and pushed the lead to 20-9 when he dashed into the end zone untouched on a 14-yard run early in the fourth.
Miller scored his first touchdown as a Texan on a 1-yard run on Houston’s first drive of the second half, but the extra point failed to leave the Texans down 13-9.
The Texans stopped the Colts on fourth down after that, but Osweiler’s pass was intercepted two plays later. Luck’s TD run came on the next drive.
The Colts built led 13-0 in the second quarter after two field goals by Adam Vinatieri and a touchdown catch by Jack Doyle. Osweiler and Houston’s offense struggled to get going and early and Osweiler had negative-9 yards passing in the first quarter. The Texans cut it to 13-3 at halftime on Novak’s 27-yard field goal.
CENTURY MARK: Indianapolis’ Frank Gore had 22 carries for 106 yards to end the NFL’s longest active streak of consecutive games without a 100-yard rusher at 55. The last Colt to have 100 yards rushing was Vick Ballard in 2012.
RECORD CHASE: Vinatieri made three field goals on Sunday night to extend his streak to 41 in a row and leave him one away from tying the NFL record set by Mike Vanderjagt from 2002-04. Vinatieri made field goals of 41, 37 and 36 yards on Sunday night.
FULLER OUT: Houston rookie receiver Will Fuller was active but did not play on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury. He leads all rookies with 327 yards receiving.
Colts: Visit Titans next Sunday.
Texans: Visit Denver on Oct. 24.