HOUSTON (AP) — Case Keenum threw two long touchdown passes to Andre Johnson, and the Houston Texans led the Indianapolis Colts 14-0 after one quarter Sunday night.
Keenum, making his second career start, connected on a 62-yard scoring pass to Andre Johnson on the third play of the game, and added a 41-yarder with 4:21 left. It marked the first time since 2010 that Johnson caught two TD passes in a game.
Texans running back Arian Foster, who missed practice earlier in the week with a hamstring injury, left late in the quarter with a back injury and the team said he wouldn't return.
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis offense struggled in their first game without star receiver Reggie Wayne, who underwent season-ending surgery in his right knee after tearing his ACL in a win over Denver on Oct. 20.
J.J. Watt blocked a field-goal attempt with 12:13 to go in the quarter, and rookie D.J. Swearinger returned it 37 yards to the Indianapolis 41. But the Texans gave the ball back on downs, with the Colts stuffing Ben Tate on fourth-and-1 at the 16. Tate was playing despite breaking four ribs in a loss to Kansas City two weeks ago.
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