September 23, 2007

Colts 30, Texans 24

The Colts remained undefeated, but the game was closer than it needed to be.
Jerome Mathis returned the game's opening kickoff 84 yards for a score for the Texans, who were limited to 40 yards on the ground. The Texans were hurt by injuries before and during the game. Wide receiver Andre Johnson was inactive due to a sprained right knee, and Houston running back Ron Dayne was also inactive with bruised ribs. Running back Ahman Green suffered a knee injury in the first half. Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings was hurt in a head-on collision on the ensuing kickoff and was taken off the field on a stretcher. Killings, who was part of a convoy of blockers for Mathis, collided helmet-to-helmet with the Colts' Roy Hall. Killings' head and chest were strapped in as he was wheeled off the field with a neck injury and taken to a hospital for tests.

A good reminder of how dangerous the game is and how quickly the Colts could lose key players, as well.

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