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Thumbs up, thumbs down: Colts running game gets going, passing game can't take advantage

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HOUSTON — After taking a lead, the Colts stumbled down the stretch in a 20-17 loss to the rival Texans on Thursday night, giving up first place in the AFC South and missing out on a golden opportunity to take control of the division heading into the final month of the season.

Facing a banged-up secondary, the Colts’ passing game couldn’t hold up its end of the bargain, T.Y. Hilton’s return didn’t provide the usual jolt and Indianapolis finds itself with its back against the wall. With that in mind, here’s the good and bad from Thursday night’s loss.