Oct 9, 2014 10:12 PM

Luck leads Indy to 27-14 halftime lead over Texans

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) Andrew Luck threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, and the Indianapolis Colts led the Houston Texans 27-14 at halftime on Thursday night.

Luck threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Bradshaw midway through the first quarter and connected with Coby Fleener from 4 yards for another touchdown as time expired in the period.

After a terrible first quarter, the Texans scored on consecutive possessions in the second. Luck's interception set up the second touchdown, with Arian Foster scoring on a 12-yard run.

Andre Johnson caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to put the Texans on board with about 10 minutes left in the half. The score capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

Fitzpatrick finished the half 8 of 14 for 82 yards after going 0 for 4 in the first quarter, when Houston's offense was held to 2 yards.

After a flawless first quarter, Luck threw an interception to Justin Tuggle on his first attempt in the second quarter, giving Houston the ball in Colts territory.

Trent Richardson had a 5-yard touchdown run on a two-play drive that included Luck's 49-yard pass by to T.Y. Hilton.

The play was originally ruled a touchdown after Hilton recovered from a fall seemingly untouched by defender Kareem Jackson and reached the end zone. The play was reviewed and the call reversed, with Hilton ruled down by contact at the 5.

Indianapolis caught a break after kicker Pat McAfee recovered an onside kick and the possession led to Richardson's score.

Adam Vinatieri opened the scoring with a 27-yard field goal and capped it with one from 34 yards with about a minute left in the half.


AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL


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