Indianapolis Colts 17-20 Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins scores twice to take top spot in AFC South

Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans
Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins hauled in two touchdown passes as Houston Texans edged out Indianapolis Colts 20-17 to move into first place in the AFC South on Thursday night.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson found Hopkins with touchdown passes of 35 and 30 yards as Houston engineered a come-from-behind win to move to 7-4.

Colts running back Jonathan Williams ran in from 13 yards to score Indianapolis' second rushing touchdown of the night and put them 17-10 up midway through the third quarter.

But after Ka'imi Fairbairn's 35-yard field goal cut the gap, Watson launched one into the end zone where Hopkins hauled it in for the game-winning score.

Watson finished the night 19-of-30 for 298 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Six of those catches went to Hopkins, who had 94 yards, while Will Fuller had seven catches for 140 yards.

"It was a good team win," said Texans coach Bill O'Brien following his side's victory.

"Guys came in here on Monday to turn the page and were very focused... this week and it showed up on the field."

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