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A year later, Texans topple Colts again for different stakes

The Houston Texans were in a position to earn the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft on Jan. 8, 2023.

However, a late touchdown and Lovie Smith’s decision to go for a two-point conversion gave the Texans a win and dropped them to the second spot in the selection process.

A year later. the Texans defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 23-19, to earn an AFC playoff berth.

The player who directed the Houston offense brilliantly? C.J. Stroud, who Houston took with that second pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

Almost the same time, next year, and the Colts still rue the Texans.

Scoring

Quarter

Time

Tm

Detail

HOU

IND

11:17

Texans

Brandin Cooks 11 yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka’imi Fairbairn kick)

7

0

9:40

Texans

Ka’imi Fairbairn 37 yard field goal

10

0

3:56

Colts

Michael Pittman Jr. 1 yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Chase McLaughlin kick)

10

7

10:30

Texans

Jonathan Greenard 39 yard interception return (Ka’imi Fairbairn kick)

17

7

6:40

Colts

Zack Moss 15 yard rush (Chase McLaughlin kick)

17

14

3:51

Texans

Jordan Akins 19 yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka’imi Fairbairn kick)

24

14

0:52

Colts

Rodney McLeod 27 yard interception return (Chase McLaughlin kick)

24

21

10:30

Colts

Mo Alie-Cox 4 yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Chase McLaughlin kick)

24

28

3:33

Colts

Chase McLaughlin 54 yard field goal

24

31

0:50

Texans

Jordan Akins 28 yard pass from Davis Mills (Jordan Akins pass from Davis Mills)

32

31

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire