(HOUSTON, TX) Joseph Addai scored two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts remained undefeated with a 30-24 win over the Houston Texans.
Houston took the early lead when Jerome Mathis returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score. The Colts tied the game at seven when Peyton Manning hit Dallas Clark for a two-yard touchdown.
Addai's first touchdown, a four-yard flip over Texans defensive back Demarcus Faggins, gave the Colts the lead for good at 14-10 in the second quarter.
The Colts would lead by as many as 14, but could not shake the Texans, who had the ball as time expired.
The game ended when Robert Mathis, Dwight Freeney and Raheem Brock sacked Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the final seconds. Schaub could not get his team back to the line before time expired as the Colts survived.
Manning threw for 273 yards with the touchdown pass. Schaub finished with 236 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions as Houston falls to 2-and-1.
The colts are 3-and-0 heading to a showdown with the Denver Broncos Sunday at the RCA Dome.
Texans reserve defensive tackle Cedric Killings spent the night in a Houston area hospital after being removed from the field on a stretcher. Killings collided with Colts reserve receiver Roy Hall on a Houston kickoff return in the second quarter.
Texans Coach Gary Kubiak said Killings was moving and was talking while he was laid out on the field. He was scheduled to undergo tests Sunday night, but Texans officials reported that Killings had feeling in all of his extremities.
Hall also left the game with what Head Coach Tony Dungy says is a shoulder injury.
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