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Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) celebrates with teammates (Credit: AP / Eric Christian Smith)

Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) celebrates with teammates after his touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Colts vs. Texans

HOUSTON — Nick Novak made a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Houston Texans to a 26-23 comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

Brock Osweiler threw a 36-yard pass to Jaelen Strong to get Houston to the 12 and Novak's field goal came two plays later.

Indianapolis (2-4) got the ball first in overtime, but Benardrick McKinney sacked Andrew Luck on third down to force a punt.

Osweiler shook off a tough start to throw two touchdown passes in less than 2 minutes in the fourth quarter as Houston (4-2) erased a 14-point deficit to tie it at 23 with 54 seconds left. He found Lamar Miller on a 10-yard catch-and-run TD with 2:47 remaining and, after a stop by the defense, connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz on a 26-yarder that tied it.

Houston's defense forced a punt by Indianapolis to send it to OT.

Luck had a 22-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter and pushed the lead to 20-9 when he dashed into the end zone untouched on a 14-yard run early in the fourth.

Miller scored his first touchdown as a Texan on a 1-yard run on Houston's first drive of the second half, but the extra point failed to leave the Texans down 13-9.

The Texans stopped the Colts on fourth down after that, but Osweiler's pass was intercepted two plays later. Luck's TD run came on the next drive.

The Colts built led 13-0 in the second quarter after two field goals by Adam Vinatieri and a touchdown catch by Jack Doyle. Osweiler and Houston's offense struggled to get going and early and Osweiler had negative-9 yards passing in the first quarter. The Texans cut it to 13-3 at halftime on Novak's 27-yard field goal.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) and Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans' Alfred Blue (28) celebrates with teammate
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Houston Texans' Alfred Blue (28) celebrates with teammate Lamar Miller (26) after Miller scores a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

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Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) walks off
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Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) walks off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts free safety Clayton Geathers (26) breaks
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Indianapolis Colts free safety Clayton Geathers (26) breaks up a pass intended for Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin (84) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct.16,2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) celebrates with teammates
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Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) celebrates with teammates after his touchdown run against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs for
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs for a 14-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) reacts after
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) reacts after throwing an interception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

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Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) walks off
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Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) walks off the field after the team's drive was stopped by the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) scores
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Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) scores a touchdown on a 1-yard run against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Quan Bray (11) runs
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Quan Bray (11) runs past Houston Texans defender Brennan Scarlett after making a catch during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts' Robert Mathis, left, causes Houston Texans'
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Indianapolis Colts' Robert Mathis, left, causes Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler (17) to fumble during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston. Houston recovered the ball.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs as
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs as Houston Texans defender Whitney Mercilus (59) tires to pull him down during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

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Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck (12) is dropped by
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Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck (12) is dropped by Houston Texans defenders John Simon (51) and D.J. Reader (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, center, talks
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, center, talks with Hassan Ridgeway (91) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) stretches
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) stretches for extra yardage after a catch against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarteback Andrew Luck tries to escape
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Indianapolis Colts quarteback Andrew Luck tries to escape Houston Texans defenders John Simon (51) and D.J. Reader (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) is hit by
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Houston Texans' Lamar Miller (26) is hit by Indianapolis Colts' Erik Walden (93) as he runs up field during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates his
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates his 22-yard touchdown pass to teammate Jack Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the
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Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs
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Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore (23) runs past Houston Texans defender Brian Cushing (56) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) pulls
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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) pulls in a catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (21) defends on the play during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers (80) is
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Chester Rogers (80) is hit by Houston Texans defenders Johnathan Joseph (24) and Benardrick McKinney (55) after a catch during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws against
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) celebrates
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Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) celebrates his 22-yard touchdown catch with teammate Chester Rogers (80) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston.

Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis (21) breaks up pass
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Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis (21) breaks up pass intended for Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins (10) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, October, 16, 2016, in Houston.

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