HOUSTON – Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
Kubiak hunched over and dropped to his knees at the 24 yard line and was immediately surrounded by medical personnel. He was lifted off the field on a stretcher and taken by gurney to the ambulance.
The Texans didn’t say what was wrong with Kubiak, but did say he didn’t have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach was conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the hospital.
Andrew Luck threw three second-half touchdowns to T.Y. Hilton to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit.
Case Keenum threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns in his second career start, but had trouble moving the offense after halftime as the Texans, up 21-3 when Kubiak collapsed, lost their sixth straight game.
Houston had a chance to tie it, but Randy Bullock’s 55-yard field goal attempt as time expired sailed wide left.
Houston built the halftime lead on Keenum’s three touchdown passes to Andre Johnson.
Colts 27, Texans 24
Hou—A.Johnson 62 pass from Keenum (Bullock kick)
Hou—A.Johnson 41 pass from Keenum (Bullock kick)
Ind—FG Vinatieri 30
Hou—A.Johnson 5 pass from Keenum (Bullock kick)
Ind—FG Vinatieri 35
Hou—FG Bullock 43
Ind—Hilton 10 pass from Luck (pass failed)
Ind—Hilton 58 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick)
Ind—Hilton 9 pass from Luck (Fleener pass from Luck)
|Total Net Yards||314||483|
|Time of Poss.||23:48||36:12|
RUSHING—Indianapolis, D.Brown 6-49, Richardson 8-20. Houston, Tate 22-81, D.Johnson 8-36, Keenum 3-26.
PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 18-40-0-271. Houston, Keenum 20-34-0-350.
RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Hilton 7-121, Fleener 3-64, Whalen 3-32, Richardson 2-33, Heyward-Bey 1-11, Brazill 1-9, Havili 1-1. Houston, A.Johnson 9-229, G.Graham 4-46, Hopkins 3-54, Posey 3-23, Tate 1-(minus 2).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Indianapolis, Vinatieri 42 (BK). Houston, Bullock 49 (WL), 43 (WR), 55 (WL).