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Another late fumble squanders Texans' comeback chances against Colts in 27-20 loss

Houston was driving late in the game, but a fumble in the end zone cost them any chance of tying the game or taking the lead.
Credit: AP
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (27) and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard (53) cause a fumble by Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) just short of the end zone during an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

INDIANAPOLIS — Philip Rivers found Zach Pascal for a tiebreaking TD pass with 1:47 left and the Colts defense recovered a fumble in the end zone with 19 seconds remaining to seal a 27-20 victory over Houston.

It was almost the exact same scenario that played out when these teams met two weeks ago.

Indy jumped on a bad snap to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to win that one.

Indy has now won three straight overall and remains atop the AFC South.

Houston has lost three in a row.