Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Colts defeated the Texans 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Well, it was a nightmare, then it was just uncomfortable, and then it was elation.
Welcome to the Luck/Pagano/Grigson-era Colts!
In one of the most frustrating halves in Andrew Luck's career, the Colts struggled to move the ball, score and stop the other team, all things that are semi-important in the NFL. Luck completed just 3 of 12 passes in the first half for 56 yards, and was sacked three times as the offensive line decided to invite J.J. Watt in for tea and biscuits.
The receivers weren't helping anything, with just about everyone (T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Griff Whalen, Donald Brown, and Trent Richardson all were culprits) dropping a Luck pass at one point or another. Defensively the Colts seemed completely surprised by Case Keenum's athletic ability and downfield accuracy. Oh, and Andre Johnson? Even though he has over 100 catches and 1500 yards against the Colts in his career (more than double anybody else over that time), the Colts tried to single-cover him.
It didn't work.
So, the Colts went into halftime down 21-3. They left Houston with a 27-24 win and a two-game lead in the AFC South.
How did they do it? We have all the GIFs to explain it!