With 26 seconds left in overtime, the Houston Texans faced a fourth-and-3 situation from the 49-yard line of the Indianapolis Colts.

Coach Lovie Smith decided against going for it on fourth down and instead had punter Cam Johnston and the punt unit kick the ball back to the Colts.

Colts, then pinned at their own 7-yard line with little time to try their own game-winning field goal.

After the 20-20 tie, Smith informed reporters that he thought it was better to go for a stalemate rather than give the Colts another chance to win the game.

Smith stated that I believed that in that circumstance a draw was preferable to a defeat.

Despite the fact that the Texans defence sacked Matt Ryan twice and forced two turnovers on the day.

Smith realised they were about to break since they had bowed for five sessions.

The Colts runner carried the ball 31 times for 161 yards and a score.

Ryan had already completed 352 yards of passing, and Michael Pittman, a receiver, hauled in nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.

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