After the Houston Texans took an early 7-0 lead, the Indianapolis Colts were able to mount a scoring drive. Thanks to a nice punt return by wide receiver Pierre Garcon, the Colts had good field position to start the drive. Dan Orlovsky then connected with Austin Collie for a 12-yard gain, followed by three straight runs by Joseph Addai, failing to get the first down. After a plethora of boos from the crowd, the Colts kicked a field goal to get on the board.
Running back Arian Foster picked up 18 yards on the very next play, but the Colts defensive tightened up and forced the Texans to settle for a field goal, increasing their lead to 10-3.