In the third quarter of the teams’ matchup, Hilton took a Jacoby Brissett pass 48 yards then hit the deck while dodging a Kareem Jackson tackle. The receiver then pretended he’d been contacted by Jackson to avoid being touched up by Andre Hal.
The Texans safety bought it, and his failure to be sure Hilton was down would cost Houston the game.
T.Y. Hilton takes a page out of Marvin Harrison’s book.
Plays possum. Gets up. 80-YARD TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/4X84JtnGtw
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 5, 2017
The 80-yard touchdown was Hilton’s second long score of the game. He and Brissett opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 45-yard connection.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 5, 2017
Hilton, who two weeks ago called out his offensive line in brutal fashion, finished the day with five catches for 175 yards. Both scores were crucial—the Colts won 20-14.