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Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans become first to avoid Thursday night curse

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J.J Watt gave NFL and Houston Texans fans another great exhibition in defensive football on Thursday but it wasn't enough to save them from a defeat 33-28 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts and the Texans produced the first Thursday Night Football of the season which didn't end in a blow-out and officially broke the Thursday night curse.

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The Colts ran riot in the first quarter and it appeared to be enough to overcome the effect of Watt who had a remarkable game.

Watt gave a great defensive performance with two sacks, seven tackles, three passes defended and a fumble recovery taken in for a touchdown.

While Watt shined, he wasn't able to guide the Texans to a win as they paid the price for a very soft start.

The Colts rushed into a 24-0 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to touchdowns from Ahmad Bradshaw, Coby Fleener and Trent Richardson as well as a field goal from Kicker Adam Vinatieri. 

The Texans struck back in the second quarter though with Andre Jordan receiving a four-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick before Arian Foster rushed in a 12-yard touchdown effort.

Vinatieri kicked another field goal to end the half with a score of 27-14.

Foster got his second touchdown of the night in the third quarter before Colts Wide Receiver T.Y Hilton took a 33 yard touchdown pass but the Colts two-point effort was unsuccessful.

Watt's incredible defensive play which saw him take the ball in for a touchdown cut the deficit to five but Fitzpatrick's fumble just after the two minute warning in the fourth quarter guaranteed victory for the Colts.

Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck also had an impressive night after throwing for 370 yards and bringing three touchdowns.

Defence wasn't enough

Despite Watt's incredible performance the Texans have slipped to a 3-3 record following their second consecutive defeat after losing to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime at the weekend.

Up next for the Texans is a tricky trip to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers who could very well have 3-3 record when they welcome the Texans.

Meanwhile the Colts - who are now on a four game winning streak will have nine days to recover from the effects of Watt before welcoming the Cincinnati Bengals to the Lucas Oil Stadium.

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