Colts hold on to edge Texans

The Indianapolis Colts held on to beat the Houston Texans, but it wasn't easy.

They won, 33-28, after their early lead evaporated.

"You're going up and down on the sideline screaming at everybody: 'Don't take your foot off the gas,'" Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "Next thing you know, just like that (it's close). It's never over in this league."

The Colts built a 24-0 lead, but the gap got closed on J.J. Watt's fumble return for a touchdown.

"You give a team a 24-point lead right out the gate, you're going to have a difficult time," Watt said.

Andre Johnson and Ryan Fitzpatrick lost fumbles for the Texans in the final five minutes.

"You can finally start to see the type of defense that we envisioned a long time ago to go out there and do that week in and week out," Pagano said.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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