Texans rout Manning-less Colts, 34-7
HOUSTON (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Houston Texans took advantage, with Matt Schaub threw for 220 yards and a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.
Ben Tate rushed for 116 yards and another score as he subbed for injured Arian Foster, and the Texans dominated Kerry Collins, Manning's replacement.
Manning, the four-time MVP, didn't even travel with the team to Houston as he recovers from his third neck surgery in the past 19 months. The Colts lured the 38-year-old Collins out of retirement less than three weeks ago to take a crash course in the offense, and that looked like a bad option in the opener.