Indianapolis got the scoring started on its first possession of the game, marching 75 yards down field in 13 plays and capping off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown strike from Andrew Luck to Coby Fleener. Houston answered back with two field goals, but a Matt Schaub interception allowed the Colts to find the end zone again at the 2:06 mark in the second quarter when Vick Ballard forced his way in from a yard out.
Schaub finished the half 10-of-13 for 106 yards and a pick. His counterpart, Luck, was 12-of-23 for 115 yards and a touchdown as the Colts outgained the Texans, 160 total yards to 124.
Houston will receive the ball to begin the second half, and will need to pick up the pace on offense in order to avoid possibly falling out of the top two in the AFC.