Joel A. Erickson Indianapolis Star Published 5:21 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 HOUSTON — The Colts defense faced a midterm exam on Sunday. A chance for an Indianapolis defense to prove that the past month or so has been no fluke, that its holiday run of success the past three weeks was a sign that a young defense is coming into its own, rather than a product of playing offenses with little to no punch. Tennessee, Miami and Jacksonville’s offenses all rank in the bottom quarter of the NFL. Houston, on the other hand, can put up a lot of points, a lesson a young Colts defense learned in the first meeting between the two teams this season. Indianapolis was riding a wave of defensive momentum heading into that midterm, only to falter in the face of Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and company. This time, the Colts passed with flying colors. Indianapolis harassed Watson, sacked him five times, limited Hopkins to a season-low 36 yards and held a Texans offense that rolled up 466 yards against the Colts in Indianapolis to just 315. More: Here’s how the Colts can make the playoffs Thumbs up/down: Denico Autry showing what he… Read full this story
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