(INDIANAPOLIS) — Peyton Manning who? Dan Orlovsky has now won two games in a row after getting some help from the Texans defense on Thursday night, but he made the big play when it counted. Orlovsky hit Reggie Wayne in the end zone with 19 seconds left on the clock to put Indianapolis up 18-16.
The Texans defense gave up a costly third and goal penalty which gave the Colts a fresh start and Wayne another chance to make a big play.
“I said if this is going to be the last game, I want to go out with a bang. It was great,” Wayne said. “It was a great feeling to go out. Hopefully, I’ll be back, but you never know.”
His contract with the Colts will be up after this season.
As for Orlovsky, he was confident during the final drive.
“Starting with the drive I felt confident going into it,” said Orlovsky. “Peyton (Manning) came up to me and said, ‘You’ve got two minutes with no timeouts. Just get it to a minute and if you got yourself a minute with some completions, you’d see what would happen.'”
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