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Colts-Texans: A Challenge Won and a Missed Field Goal Propel Indy to 8-0

Published by Eddie Garrison on November 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts look more like a walking M*A*S*H* unit lately in their secondary than an NFL team that found yet another way to get a big play from their defense to remain one of the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten teams Sunday, as they knocked off their division rival the Houston Texans 20-17.

Antoine Bethea forced Ryan Moats to fumble the ball on the Colts' one-yard line to give the Colts the ball back and save what could have been a go-ahead score for the Texans.

Well, that’s not exactly how it happened—the call was initially ruled a fumble out of bounds, but Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell felt there was sufficient evidence for him to throw the red challenge flag to overturn the call on the field.

His challenge paid off.

After further review, it was determined that Moats fumbled the ball before he was down or out of bounds. Then rookie cornerback Jerraud Powers made a very heads-up play by jumping back in bounds before touching t...

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