The Texans defense mostly had its way with Indianapolis in a 34-24 victory on Sunday. The Colts converted only two third downs and mustered 10 points through three quarters. It was a rare off day for them against Houston, a team they had beaten in 15 of the 16 previous meetings.
The Texans (1-0) play at Washington (1-0) this week. Houston is riding a five-game winning streak dating to last season, and the improvement of the defense is a big reason why.