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HOUSTON – Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, including a 33-yard beauty to T.Y. Hilton, and the Indianapolis Colts led the Houston Texans 33-21 after three quarters Thursday night.
Luck, who threw for 339 yards with an interception, connected with Hilton deep with three minutes left in the third. Indianapolis missed on a two-point conversion attempt.
Hilton had eight catches for 207 after three quarters.
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.
Arian Foster had rushing touchdowns of 4 and 2 yards for the Texans, giving him 50 for his career as the Texans cut the lead to 27-21 after being outscored 24-0 in the first quarter.
After a terrible first quarter, the Texans scored on consecutive possessions in the second. Luck's interception set up the second touchdown, with 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.
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.
Shane Lechler set a franchise record for longest punt with one for 71 yards in the third quarter. Brett Hartmann held the previous record with a 69-yard punt on September 18, 2011.
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