Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Texans 43 Ravens 13
-The Texans head into their bye week with a firm grip on the top spot in the AFC. After suffering their first loss of the season last week against the Packers, the Texans rebounded with a resounding win over the team with the second best record in the conference. Houston running back Arian Foster had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go along with quarterback Matt Schaub’s two touchdown passes. The Texans defense had four sacks and picked off two Joe Flacco passes.
NEXT GAME: Buffalo, 11/4 at 1J0 EST
Titans 35 Bills 34
-The Titans have put together back-to-back wins thanks to a 195-yard effort by running back Chris Johnson. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was 22-of-33 for 205 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Nate Washington gave the Titans a 35-34 lead with just over a minute remaining. Johnson and running back Jamie Harper each had a pair of rushing touchdowns. Starting quarterback Jake Locker might return from injury this week as the Titans welcome the Colts to Nashville.
NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Raiders 26 Jaguars 23 OT
-The Jaguars crushing defeat was made even worse with injuries to quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Maurice Jones-Drew. After two snaps, Jones-Drew left with an apparent foot injury and Gabbert left later in the first half and was replaced by Chad Henne. Jacksonville jumped out to a 17-3 first half lead and led 23-13 with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Raiders scored 10 points in a little over three minutes sending the game into overtime. Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts fumbled on the second play of overtime which set up Sebastian Janikowski’s 40-yard game-winning field goal.
NEXT GAME: @Green Bay, Sunday at 1:00 EST.
2012 AFC South Standings
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With a plethora of rookie players on the Colts roster, each week Colts.com will take a look at how the first-year players performed.
Dwayne Allen, TE: Allen had one catch for nine yards on Sunday while providing some key blocking for the Colts best rushing performance of the season. Through six games, Allen is tied for fourth on the team with 13 catches and 118 yards receiving.
Vick Ballard, RB: With running back Donald Brown injured, Ballard got his second straight NFL start on Sunday. Ballard had a career high 20 carries for 84 yards. His 26-yard run late in the fourth quarter, helped the Colts run out virtually the rest of the game. Ballard also had one catch for 19 yards.
LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill was used in multiple receiver packages on Sunday but his biggest play came via special teams. At the last minute, Brazill filled in as a gunner on special teams and wrapped up Browns punt returner Joshua Cribbs after a two-yard gain.
Coby Fleener, TE: Fleener had two catches for 17 yards on Sunday with both catches coming on third downs, helping the Colts move the chains. Fleener has 19 catches for 198 yards after six games.
T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton had two catches for 22 yards on Sunday and added a punt return for eight yards.
Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 16-of-29 for 186 yards on Sunday. Luck scored twice on the ground and had a total of three carries for 12 yards. Luck’s two rushing touchdowns on Sunday marks the first time since 1988 (Ricky Turner against Miami) that a Colts quarterback has had a pair of rushing touchdowns in a game.
Nate Palmer, WR: Palmer played in his third straight game for the Colts and rotated in on offense and special teams.
Bradley Sowell, OT: Sowell was a reserve lineman for the Colts on Sunday, filling in for right tackle Winston Justice in the second half.
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