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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Indianapolis 24, Houston 21
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 9, 2018
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Bill Vinovich
Attendance: 71814
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Indianapolis 0177024
Houston 707721
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Indianapolis
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - IND 25 15:00 12-A. Luck pass to 80-C. Rogers for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - IND 31 14:24 25-M. Mack rush for no gain.
3 and 4 - IND 31 13:43 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 85-E. Ebron.
4 and 4 - IND 31 13:38 2-R. Sanchez punts 55 yards, 14-D. Carter returns for 12 yards.
1Q 13:27 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 26 13:27 26-L. Miller rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - HOU 26 12:57 4-D. Watson pass to 83-J. Thomas for 1 yard, forced out of bounds.
3 and 9 - HOU 27 12:26 4-D. Watson rush for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
4 and 2 - HOU 34 11:40 8-T. Daniel punts 52 yards, 80-C. Rogers returns for 26 yards, forced out of bounds. PENALTY on Houston, Ineligible Downfield Kick, 5 yards, enforced at IND 40.
1Q 11:28 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 45 11:28 25-M. Mack rush for no gain, forced out of bounds.
2 and 10 - IND 45 10:57 PENALTY on Indianapolis, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at IND 45 - No play.
2 and 15 - IND 40 10:38 12-A. Luck rush for 5 yards, ran out of bounds.
3 and 10 - IND 45 10:00 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 25-M. Mack.
4 and 10 - IND 45 9:55 2-R. Sanchez punts 55 yards, touchback.
1Q 9:46 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 20 9:46 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 87-D. Thomas.
2 and 10 - HOU 20 9:40 26-L. Miller rush for 3 yards.
3 and 7 - HOU 23 9:04 4-D. Watson, sacked for 9 yards (23-K. Moore II).
4 and 16 - HOU 14 8:21 8-T. Daniel punts 53 yards, 80-C. Rogers returns for 8 yards.
1Q 8:10 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 41 8:10 25-M. Mack rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - IND 47 7:34 25-M. Mack rush for 2 yards.
3 and 2 - IND 49 6:49 12-A. Luck pass to 86-E. Swoope for 8 yards, ran out of bounds. Houston challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 86-E. Swoope.
4 and 2 - IND 49 6:43 2-R. Sanchez punts 33 yards, fair catch by 14-D. Carter.
1Q 6:35 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 18 6:35 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 13 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 31 6:10 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
2 and 10 - HOU 31 6:06 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 27 yards, forced out of bounds. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at IND 42.
1 and 10 - IND 27 5:47 26-L. Miller rush for -3 yards.
2 and 13 - IND 30 5:18 4-D. Watson pass to 14-D. Carter for no gain.
3 and 13 - IND 30 4:37 4-D. Watson rush for 13 yards. Indianapolis challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 4-D. Watson rush for 12 yards.
4 and 1 - IND 18 4:16 4-D. Watson pass to 83-J. Thomas for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 12 3:40 26-L. Miller rush for -3 yards.
2 and 13 - IND 15 3:06 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 13 yards. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Illegal Use of Hands (declined).
1 and goal - IND 2 2:50 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at IND 2 - No play.
1 and goal - IND 7 2:41 4-D. Watson pass intended for 14-D. Carter, INTERCEPTED by 26-C. Geathers at IND 0, returned for 7 yards. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Unnecessary Roughness, 4 yards, enforced at IND 7 - No play.
1 and goal - IND 3 2:31 28-A. Blue rush for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
IND 0    HOU 7    Plays: 10    Possession: 4:09
1Q 2:26 Indianapolis
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - IND 25 2:26 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - IND 33 2:26 PENALTY on Indianapolis, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at IND 33 - No play.
2 and 7 - IND 28 1:43 25-M. Mack rush for 4 yards.
3 and 3 - IND 32 1:09 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 85-E. Ebron.
4 and 3 - IND 32 1:05 2-R. Sanchez punts 47 yards, 32-T. Mathieu returns for 6 yards.
1Q 0:53 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 27 0:53 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Thomas for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 47 0:18 28-A. Blue rush for 7 yards.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Houston continued...
2 and 3 - IND 46 15:00 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 87-D. Thomas.
3 and 3 - IND 46 14:53 PENALTY on Houston, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at IND 46 - No play.
3 and 8 - HOU 49 14:53 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 6 yards.
4 and 2 - IND 45 14:13 8-T. Daniel punts 36 yards, fair catch by 80-C. Rogers.
2Q 14:04 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 9 14:04 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 21-N. Hines.
2 and 10 - IND 9 14:02 12-A. Luck pass to 21-N. Hines for 10 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - IND 19 13:34 12-A. Luck pass to 14-Z. Pascal for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - IND 28 13:07 12-A. Luck pass to 21-N. Hines for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 34 12:40 12-A. Luck pass to 14-Z. Pascal for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - IND 41 12:06 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 19 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 40 11:51 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 33 11:26 21-N. Hines rush for 2 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 31 11:08 12-A. Luck rush for 1 yard.
1 and 10 - HOU 30 10:32 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 85-E. Ebron.
2 and 10 - HOU 30 10:27 12-A. Luck pass to 21-N. Hines for no gain.
3 and 10 - HOU 30 9:41 12-A. Luck pass intended for 14-Z. Pascal, INTERCEPTED by 29-A. Hal at HOU 13, returned for 2 yards.
2Q 9:32 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 15 9:32 26-L. Miller rush for -4 yards.
2 and 14 - HOU 11 9:03 4-D. Watson pass to 5-J. Webb III for 6 yards.
3 and 8 - HOU 17 8:15 4-D. Watson, sacked for 11 yards (96-D. Autry).
4 and 19 - HOU 6 7:32 8-T. Daniel punts 50 yards, 80-C. Rogers returns for 11 yards. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards, enforced at IND 46.
2Q 7:19 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 36 7:19 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 60 yards.
1 and goal - HOU 4 6:39 25-M. Mack rush for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-A. Vinatieri extra point is GOOD.
IND 7    HOU 7    Plays: 2    Possession: 0:46
2Q 6:33 Houston
IND 35 2-R. Sanchez kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 6:33 26-L. Miller rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 27 6:04 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 5-J. Webb III.
3 and 8 - HOU 27 5:57 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 27 - No play.
3 and 13 - HOU 22 5:57 4-D. Watson pass to 26-L. Miller for 3 yards.
4 and 10 - HOU 25 5:23 8-T. Daniel punts 41 yards, muffed catch by 80-C. Rogers, RECOVERED by 80-C. Rogers returned for no gain.
2Q 5:13 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 34 5:13 12-A. Luck pass to 85-E. Ebron for 23 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 4:51 25-M. Mack rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 41 4:18 12-A. Luck pass to 14-Z. Pascal for 28 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 13 3:36 21-N. Hines rush for -1 yard, forced out of bounds.
2 and 11 - HOU 14 3:03 12-A. Luck pass to 85-E. Ebron for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-A. Vinatieri extra point is GOOD.
IND 14    HOU 7    Plays: 5    Possession: 2:16
2Q 2:57 Houston
IND 35 2-R. Sanchez kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 2:57 4-D. Watson rush for 12 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 2:26 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (96-D. Autry).
Two minute warning
2 and 17 - HOU 30 2:00 4-D. Watson pass to 26-L. Miller for 5 yards.
3 and 12 - HOU 35 1:31 4-D. Watson pass to 26-L. Miller for 5 yards.
Indianapolis timeout at 1:22
4 and 7 - HOU 40 1:22 8-T. Daniel punts 49 yards, fair catch by 80-C. Rogers.
2Q 1:14 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 11 1:14 12-A. Luck pass to 80-C. Rogers for 1 yard.
Houston timeout at 1:04
2 and 9 - IND 12 1:04 12-A. Luck rush for 13 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - IND 25 0:56 12-A. Luck pass to 85-E. Ebron for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 38 0:36 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 85-E. Ebron.
2 and 10 - IND 38 0:31 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 80-C. Rogers.
3 and 10 - IND 38 0:26 12-A. Luck pass to 85-E. Ebron for 15 yards.
Indianapolis timeout at 0:20
1 and 10 - HOU 47 0:20 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 21-N. Hines.
2 and 10 - HOU 47 0:13 12-A. Luck pass to 80-C. Rogers for 11 yards.
Indianapolis timeout at 0:09
1 and 10 - HOU 36 0:09 12-A. Luck pass incomplete.
2 and 10 - HOU 36 0:04 4-A. Vinatieri 54 yard field goal is GOOD.
END QUARTER 2
IND 17    HOU 7    Plays: 10    Possession: 1:10
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Houston
IND 35 2-R. Sanchez kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 4-D. Watson pass to 84-R. Griffin for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - HOU 34 14:34 26-L. Miller rush for no gain.
3 and 1 - HOU 34 14:01 4-D. Watson rush for 2 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 13:28 28-A. Blue rush for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 47 12:59 28-A. Blue rush for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - HOU 46 12:26 4-D. Watson pass to 83-J. Thomas for 10 yards.
3 and 1 - IND 44 11:48 4-D. Watson pass to 83-J. Thomas for 14 yards. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Defensive Holding (declined).
1 and 10 - IND 30 11:33 4-D. Watson rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - IND 28 10:55 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 28-A. Blue.
3 and 8 - IND 28 10:49 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 18 10:21 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 84-R. Griffin. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Defensive Pass Interference, 0 yards, enforced at IND 18 - No play.
1 and 10 - IND 18 10:17 4-D. Watson, sacked for 9 yards (53-D. Leonard).
2 and 19 - IND 27 9:40 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Thomas for 19 yards.
1 and goal - IND 8 9:06 28-A. Blue rush for 3 yards.
1 and goal - IND 5 8:31 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
3 and goal - IND 5 8:27 4-D. Watson pass to 84-R. Griffin for 4 yards. Houston challenged the ruling, and the play was UPHELD.
Houston timeout at 7:41
4 and goal - IND 1 7:41 Direct snap to 26-L. Miller, 26-L. Miller rush for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
IND 17    HOU 14    Plays: 16    Possession: 7:22
3Q 7:38 Indianapolis
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - IND 25 7:38 12-A. Luck pass to 80-C. Rogers for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 3 - IND 32 7:05 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 13-T. Hilton.
3 and 3 - IND 32 7:00 12-A. Luck pass to 11-R. Grant for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 47 6:22 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 45 5:46 25-M. Mack rush for 7 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 5:15 12-A. Luck, sacked for 8 yards (99-J. Watt).
2 and 18 - HOU 46 4:31 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 34 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 12 3:57 12-A. Luck pass to 14-Z. Pascal for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4-A. Vinatieri extra point is GOOD.
IND 24    HOU 14    Plays: 8    Possession: 3:47
3Q 3:51 Houston
IND 35 2-R. Sanchez kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 3:51 26-L. Miller rush for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 32 3:20 4-D. Watson pass to 26-L. Miller for 1 yard, forced out of bounds.
3 and 2 - HOU 33 2:49 4-D. Watson sacked for 6 yards (94-T. Lewis, 97-A. Muhammad). PENALTY on Indianapolis, Illegal Use of Hands, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 33 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 2:30 26-L. Miller rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 43 1:52 4-D. Watson pass to 84-R. Griffin for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 46 1:21 26-L. Miller rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - IND 41 0:51 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
3 and 5 - IND 41 0:43 4-D. Watson pass to 26-L. Miller for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 36 0:12 28-A. Blue rush for -2 yards.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Houston continued...
2 and 12 - IND 38 15:00 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Thomas for no gain.
3 and 12 - IND 38 14:20 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 26-L. Miller.
4 and 12 - IND 38 14:20 PENALTY on Houston, Delay of Game (declined).
4 and 12 - IND 38 14:13 8-T. Daniel punts 31 yards, fair catch by 80-C. Rogers.
4Q 14:05 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 7 14:05 25-M. Mack rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - IND 7 13:33 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 13-T. Hilton.
3 and 10 - IND 7 13:27 12-A. Luck pass to 80-C. Rogers for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 18 12:44 25-M. Mack rush for 3 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at IND 21.
1 and 10 - IND 26 12:25 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 28 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 46 11:57 25-M. Mack rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - HOU 46 11:19 21-N. Hines rush for no gain.
3 and 10 - HOU 46 10:37 12-A. Luck, sacked for 5 yards (95-C. Covington).
4 and 15 - IND 49 9:58 2-R. Sanchez punts 42 yards, fair catch by 32-T. Mathieu.
4Q 9:49 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 9 9:49 26-L. Miller rush for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 22 9:22 26-L. Miller rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 27 8:47 4-D. Watson pass to 84-R. Griffin for 9 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 8:15 4-D. Watson pass to 5-J. Webb III for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 43 7:45 4-D. Watson, sacked for 5 yards (92-M. Hunt).
3 and 8 - HOU 38 6:59 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
4 and 8 - HOU 38 6:52 8-T. Daniel punts 50 yards, 80-C. Rogers returns for 11 yards.
4Q 6:41 Indianapolis
1 and 10 - IND 23 6:41 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 29 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 48 6:10 25-M. Mack rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 46 5:28 25-M. Mack rush for no gain.
3 and 8 - HOU 46 4:45 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 13-T. Hilton.
4 and 8 - HOU 46 4:40 2-R. Sanchez punts 46 yards, touchback. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 20.
4Q 4:30 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 30 4:30 26-L. Miller rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 32 4:07 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
3 and 8 - HOU 32 4:00 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Thomas for 9 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 41 3:33 4-D. Watson pass to 84-R. Griffin for 47 yards.
1 and 10 - IND 12 2:54 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 10-D. Hopkins.
2 and 10 - IND 12 2:50 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 87-D. Thomas. PENALTY on Indianapolis, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at IND 12 - No play.
1 and goal - IND 7 2:44 4-D. Watson pass to 10-D. Hopkins for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
IND 24    HOU 21    Plays: 6    Possession: 1:53
4Q 2:37 Indianapolis
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 53 yards, 80-C. Rogers returns for 10 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - IND 22 2:34 12-A. Luck pass to 14-Z. Pascal for 12 yards.
Houston timeout at 2:28
1 and 10 - IND 34 2:28 12-A. Luck pass incomplete to 13-T. Hilton. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at IND 34 - No play.
1 and 10 - IND 39 2:22 12-A. Luck pass to 13-T. Hilton for 6 yards.
Houston timeout at 2:16
2 and 4 - IND 45 2:16 25-M. Mack rush for 3 yards.
Two minute warning
3 and 1 - IND 48 2:00 PENALTY on Houston, Neutral Zone Infraction, 5 yards, enforced at IND 48 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 47 2:00 12-A. Luck kneels for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - HOU 48 1:18 12-A. Luck kneels for -1 yard.
3 and 12 - HOU 49 0:36 12-A. Luck kneels for -1 yard.
END OF GAME
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