The Washington Post

Colts 20, Texans 20 (OT)


Matt Ryan rallied Indianapol­is in the fourth quarter to force overtime in Houston in his Colts debut, but neither team could score on two overtime possession­s.

The Texans led 20-3 entering the fourth quarter in Coach Lovie Smith’s debut, but Ryan led three successive scoring drives, culminatin­g with his 15-yard touchdown pass to Michael Pittman with 1:54 remaining.

Indianapol­is got the ball back with 1:19 left in regulation but was forced to punt — a sign of things to come in the extra period.

Houston got the ball first in overtime, but Davis Mills was sacked twice, leading to a punt.

The Colts moved into field goal range with a 13-play drive that chewed up 6:30, but Rodrigo Blankenshi­p’s 42-yard attempt sailed wide right with two minutes left.

The Texans then punted again, essentiall­y playing for the draw.

The Colts got two more plays in but didn’t get anywhere close to field goal range as time expired and the crowd booed the first tie in Texans history.

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