Colts’ Anthony Richardson rushes for 2 touchdowns, leaves sport with concussion in dominant win over Texans

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Anthony Richardson rushed for 2 touchdowns earlier than leaving with a concussion and Gardner Minshew threw for 171 yards and a TD because the Indianapolis Colts outlasted the Houston Texans to a 31-20 win on Sunday.

That is the primary win for coach Shane Steichen, who was employed final February after spending the final two seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator.

The Colts led by 18 at halftime and will solely rating a subject aim within the second half. However their dominant begin was sufficient to snap an eight-game skid relationship again to final season. That is their first win since November 13 in Las Vegas.


Kellen Granson scores a touchdown

Kellen Granson #83 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a landing towards the Houston Texans throughout the second quarter at NRG Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Photos)

Richardson gave the Colts (1-1) an early lead when he rushed for 18 yards untouched on their first drive.

C.J. Stroud fumbled when he was sacked by Samson Ebukam, and Indianapolis recovered it within the fifteenth minute. Richardson made it 14-0 when he ran 15 yards for the rating on the following play.

The rookie quarterback, whom Indy chosen with the No. 4 decide within the NFL draft, hit the again of his head when he was pushed down on the finish of the rating, however he got here proper again out to rejoice. He stayed within the sport for 2 extra possessions earlier than going to the medical tent after which to the locker room.

The Colts’ Anthony Richardson leaves the sport with a concussion after scoring two objectives

Stroud, the second general decide within the draft, threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns. However he was sacked six instances and injured 9 different instances enjoying behind a line filled with backups. The Texans (0-2) misplaced 4 starters on the road throughout camp and had been additionally with out star left sort out Laremy Tunsil on Sunday with a knee harm.

The Texans closed to 31-20 on a 23-yard landing reception by rookie Tank Dell with about 10 minutes remaining. It was the primary profession touchdown for a third-round select of the College of Houston.

Houston then made a cease however acquired no nearer after lacking a protracted subject aim on the following possession.

Stroud threw his first profession landing move when he related with Nico Collins for a 12-yard rating that lower the deficit to 14-7 with about three minutes left within the first quarter. Collins completed with seven receptions for 146 yards.

Minshew took over for Richardson within the second quarter and orchestrated a 76-yard drive capped by an 11-yard scoring run by Zack Moss that made the rating 21-7.

C.J. Stroud throws the ball

CJ Stroud #7 of the Houston Texans throws a move throughout the fourth quarter towards the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Photos)

The Colts pushed the rating to 28-10 when Kellen Granson scored on a 4-yard move earlier than halftime.

Richardson is the third QB in NFL historical past with three dashing touchdowns in his first two video games, becoming a member of Daunte Culpepper and Jack Thompson. Richardson, who’s 21 years and 118 days previous, can be the youngest midfielder to attain two fast objectives in a match.

Josh Jones stuffed in for Tunsil and earned a penalty within the fourth quarter that negated a Dell landing. The Texans settled for a subject aim on that drive to chop the deficit to 31-13.


Houston S Eric Murray left within the first quarter with a concussion. … Indianapolis C Ryan Kelly left within the third quarter with a concussion.

Anthony Richardson celebrates a touchdown

Anthony Richardson #5 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates a landing along with his teammates throughout the first quarter towards the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Getty Photos)


The long-awaited debut

Houston huge receiver John Metchie III made his NFL debut after lacking all of final season throughout remedy for leukemia. Michie, who sat out final week with a hamstring harm, had one reception for 17 yards.

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