INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Dan Orlovsky put together the kind of drive that fans might expect seeing from Peyton Manning.
Orlovsky took over at the 22-yard line with just under two-minutes to play. He marched the offense down the field and after a trio of costly penalties by the Texans, Orlovsky found Reggie Wayne in the end zone for a touchdown with just :19 seconds remaining.
It is the first time in NFL history a team with one victory has defeated a team with 10 or more wins. Houston has already clinched the AFC South, but suffered a costly blow to their hopes for earning a bye in the first round of the AFC playoffs.
Colts fans were a conflicted bunch while watching the home finale at Lucas Oil Stadium. While many were cheering for a second consecutive win, most were thinking about the future.
The NFL announced that if the Colts lost, they would be guaranteed to have the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, a selection many assume would be used to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. That talk will have to be tabled for at least a week as now the Colts have two wins, the same as the Rams and Vikings.
Watch Fox 59 Morning News beginning at 4:00 AM for post-game reactions from players and fans after the Colts second consecutive victory.