The Houston Texans hoped that the absence of Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck would be the perfect opportunity for them to beat their AFC South rival – but an old icon for the franchise put a damper on those plans.
After being held scoreless in each of the first three games, Colts WR Andre Johnson recorded this picture-perfect TD catch to give the visiting team a two-score lead.
It was Johnson’s first TD catch of the season, but it wouldn’t be his last as he made the game-sealing score in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach.
For twelve years WR Andre Johnson put his body on the line and racked up big play after big play to try to keep the fledgling Houston Texans franchise above water. Johnson is Houston’s all-time leader in every receiving, yardage and scoring category. He was the team’s leading receiver in 10 of his 12 seasons after being the 3rd overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft.
After the Texans decided to unceremoniously dump him, Johnson signed with the division rival Colts and finally got his revenge on Thursday Night Football.
Maybe next time Houston will think twice before letting go of one of their legends while he still has gas in the tank.