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NFL Week 18 Game Recap: Houston Texans 32, Indianapolis Colts 31

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills (10) drops back to pass the ball in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

In what will be one of the most discussed Week 18 games in NFL history, the Houston Texans‘ last-second 32-31 win over the Indianapolis Colts moved them out of the No. 1 spot in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Colts currently sit at No. 5 overall, but they could move up with wins from either the Broncos or Cardinals.

Offensive spotlight: In maybe his last opportunity before the Texas attempt to draft his replacement, QB Davis Mills put forth an up-and-down performance. He finished 23-of-39 for 300 yards with three scores, two picks, two big-time throws and two turnover-worthy plays.

Defensive spotlight: After a breakout second season, Jonathan Greenard’s third year hasn’t quite gone to plan. That’s why it was nice to see him go out on a bit of a high note going into a contract year in 2023 — his pick-six in the second quarter set the tone for the game.

Rookie spotlight: It was one of the better games we saw all season for guard Kenyon Green. The Texans first-rounder allowed only three pressures on 44 pass-blocking snaps. It was only his third above-average grade game in pass protection on the season.

Offensive line spotlight: It was an absolute show of a season for Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who was without a shred of a doubt the best pass-protecting left tackle in the league. Against the Colts, he allowed all of one pressure on 44 pass-blocking snaps. For the season as a whole, Tunsil allowed only 18 pressures.

Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Davis Mills 24.5 22 / 38 298 7.8 3 2 1 87.4
Jeff Driskel 1.2 2 / 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 93.8
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Sam Ehlinger 16.5 23 / 35 209 6.0 2 2 2 77.0
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Davis Mills 24.5 1 6 6.0 0 6 0
Dare Ogunbowale 8.8 11 33 3.0 0 11 0
Chris Moore 4.0 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0
Royce Freeman 1.7 7 15 2.1 0 7 1
Jeff Driskel 1.2 3 7 2.3 0 7 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Zack Moss 24.1 18 114 6.3 1 34 0
Deon Jackson 17.0 8 35 4.4 0 13 0
Sam Ehlinger 16.5 5 21 4.2 0 8 0
Parris Campbell 12.8 1 26 26.0 0 26 0
Michael Pittman Jr. 12.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Jordan Akins 25.0 8 4 70 8.8 2 28
Brandin Cooks 24.6 6 5 106 17.7 1 33
Teagan Quitoriano 11.3 4 3 83 20.8 0 52
Dare Ogunbowale 8.8 6 5 5 0.8 0 6
Amari Rodgers 5.2 4 3 22 5.5 0 14
Chris Moore 4.0 6 2 22 3.7 0 12
Royce Freeman 1.7 1 1 2 2.0 0 2
Rex Burkhead 1.1 2 1 1 0.5 0 1
Troy Hairston 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Indianapolis Colts
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Zack Moss 24.1 3 3 7 2.3 0 4
Deon Jackson 17.0 8 6 75 9.4 0 27
Parris Campbell 12.8 9 6 42 4.7 0 39
Michael Pittman Jr. 12.0 5 3 30 6.0 1 23
Mo Alie-Cox 7.4 1 1 4 4.0 1 4
Alec Pierce 7.2 4 3 42 10.5 0 18
Jelani Woods 1.9 4 1 9 2.2 0 9

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