Deji Karim quickly puts Colts back on top with 101-yard kickoff return

Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

The Texans had the lead for a whole twelve seconds.

The Houston Texans need to win on Sunday to keep atop the AFC headed into the playoffs. The Colts can not do anything to improve or hurt their place in the seeding, but they are still relishing the opportunity to beat the Texans and have actually led for most of the game. Finally with 5:22 left in the third quarter, the Texans took their first lead of the game, going up, 16-14, on a Shayne Graham field goal.

With 5:10 left, the Colts were leading again.

Deji Karim returned the ensuing kickoff 101 yards to give Indianapolis a 21-16 lead and they have maintained that score headed into the fourth quarter. It was the longest in franchise history since Cotton Speyrer had a 101-yard return for the Colts in 1973. No confirmation yet on if Cotton Speyrer is a real name.

What we do know for sure is that the Colts aren't going to make it easy on Houston today. And even if the Texans do score again, somebody better tackle Karim.

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