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HOUSTON (AP) — With two minutes remaining Ibraheim Campbell Jersey White , the Houston Texans down 24-21 to the Indianapolis Colts and needing a critical stop at midfield on third-and-1, Andrew Luck tried and tried to draw the Texans offside.With the play clock dwindling and the Colts facing having to burn a timeout, Luck gave it one last try.Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney took the bait.The 5-yard penalty gave the Colts a first down and, ultimately, the win. The Colts (7-6) snapped a nine-game winning streak by the Texans (9-4), trimming Houston’s lead over the AFC South to two games with three remaining.Clowney later refused to comment when approached by reporters.“He jumped offsides,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said. “I mean, I think we all saw the same thing. I don’t know what you want me to tell you.”Houston’s longtime struggles against the Colts returned Sunday. Their Texans’ winning streak started with a 37-34 overtime win in Indianapolis on Sept. 30, but they returned to prior misfortunes against the AFC South foe, falling to 8-26 all-time against the Colts, including 5-12 at NRG Stadium.“I think the Colts did a good job, but we didn’t play well as an offense,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “It’s always going to be the quarterback, the head coach. I totally understand that, but we just weren’t very good as an offense. We were never able to get into a rhythm.”Indianapolis’ defense gave Houston fits both in the passing and running game. The Colts sacked Watson five times for a loss of 41 yards and held Houston’s rushing offense to just 89 yards on 25 carries.Watson had 267 yards passing and 35 yards rushing. Tight end Ryan Griffin led Houston receivers with 80 yards on five catches, while DeAndre Hopkins was held to 36 yards on four catches Vyncint Smith Jersey White , including a late 7-yard touchdown reception that cut the lead to three.“You learn more with a loss than a win,” Watson said. “The wins, you create the mistakes but you won, you celebrate and kind of put them behind. Losses kind of bring out the negative plays. We’ll correct what we need to correct, get back on the same page and move on from it. Maybe it’s a good thing that we ended up losing today, but you never want to lose, you always want to win.“We’ll push forward.”Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns, and receiver T.Y. Hilton piled on 199 yards on nine catches. Hilton entered the game as the all-time leader in receiving yards per game at NRG Stadium with 122.3 yards and finished Sunday just shy of 200 yards with nine catches on 12 targets. In seven career games in Houston, Hilton has topped 100 yards four times, with three of those topping 175 yards.“We just came off a nine-winning streak, so it’s important to not cave your own walls in,” Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “We did some great things this season, and obviously, still have a lot still to play for. We’re not packing our bags quite yet. I think you need to lose every now and then to really get a grip on what teams are trying to do to you.” Whether it was running through safety Darryl Roberts to start the game or breaking Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams' tackle attempt to score a touchdown, Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams had the best game of his career in Sunday's victory at the Jets.Williams carried 15 times for 95 yards and one touchdown, added six receptions for 61 yards. In total Kareem Jackson Jersey , Williams accumulated a career-best 156 yards from scrimmage to help Green Bay earn its first road win of the season, 44-38 in overtime."I'm just grateful. Grateful," he said after the game. "I just feel like my hard work and everything is paying off. Just coming out in the game showing the results of all my hard work and everything I've been going through. I want to come out here to show my team that I'm ready and working hard every time: the week practices, everything, walk-throughs, doing whatever I can to make sure I'm ready for them in this game."If that hard work continues to pay off, the Packers might have a good problem next year at running back. Williams, a fourth-round pick last year, opened the season as the team's No. 1 back, only to be supplanted at midseason by Aaron Jones, a fifth-round pick in 2017. Jones led the NFL in yards per carry before suffering a knee injury in the first quarter last week at Chicago that ended his season. With no other proven options on the roster, Williams played 86 of 91 offensive snaps against the Jets. He responded with the most explosive game of his career.In the first 14 games of this season, Williams didn't have a single run of 12-plus yards. Jones, meanwhile, had 15 carries of 12-plus yards despite serving a two-game suspension to start the season. In the last two games, however Kareem Jackson Jersey White , Williams has four such carries, including runs of 13, 15 and 19 yards against the Jets."I like both of those players," interim coach Joe Philbin said on Monday. "I like the way they practice, I like the way they prepare. I think they're good teammates. I think they're good in the locker room and they have a good skill set. They can run (and) they can catch the ball."While Jones is one of the more explosive runners in the league, Williams brings the well-rounded skills. The Jets blitzed relentlessly on Sunday but, other than giving up one sack, Williams was sturdy in providing time to help Aaron Rodgers throw for 442 yards."There's a couple where there's a bunch of green grass," Philbin said. "They ran some twists and brought guys the other way, they're coming up the A-gap, and he's got a lot of space to defend just by the nature of the protection. I thought overall he did a good job there. I like the fact he's got versatility. You don't have to take him out of the game if you want to do something specific. He had a nice game."The Packers will close the season at home against Detroit on Sunday. With undrafted rookie Lavon Coleman, promoted from the practice squad on Saturday, and Kapri Bibbs, added off waivers last week, being the other options on the roster, expect Williams to be heavily involved in the game plan again."Same mindset I have all the time Womens Senio Kelemete Jersey , no matter if I'm starting or not starting," he said. "I'm just going in there doing my job, working hard ... trying to punish defenders and see what they about and just give my team juice, just let them know I'm here to help. Block, run, do whatever I can for us to get a 'W.'"NOTES: The players will be off for Christmas while the coaches were to be off Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning before convening around noon Tuesday to work on the game plan for Detroit. . Why are the Packers playing to win these games at the risk of injuries to key players or worsening their draft positioning? "These are football players. That's what they're paid to do," Philbin said. "They're paid to represent this great organization and play as well as they possibly can every time they get an opportunity. We understand injuries can happen at any point in time. That's football. It can happen at any point. I think when you start distinguishing all those different things, I think you lose sight of the real fabric and the heart and soul of what a football team is." . After a rocky season, Rodgers accounted for 474 total yards and four touchdowns vs. the Jets. "It was a special performance by him, without a doubt," Philbin said. "Certainly, he helped us score 44 points. There's no doubt about it, without him we probably wouldn't have scored 44 points."

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