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Will Fuller with huge game in Week 12 return from hamstring injury

Texans WR Will Fuller had a big game in his return from a hamstring injury. We break down his Week 12 performance and start to look ahead to Week 13.

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir tackles Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller after making a catch during the first half at NRG Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans got a huge win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12, moving into first place in the AFC South with a 20-17 win on Thursday Night Football. The Texans improve to 7-4 while the Colts drop to 6-5.

The game got off to a slow start for both offenses, but Will Fuller helped jump start the Texans passing game. He was returning from a hamstring injury, and promptly put together the second best performance of his 2019 season. Fuller was targeted a team-high 11 times and finished with seven receptions for 140 yards. DeAndre Hopkins got the end zone work, but Fuller was the playmaker that regularly moved them down the field.

There was one slightly concerning play in the second quarter. DeShaun Watson connected with Fuller on a deep pass, and as Fuller got up, he was patting his hamstring. He stayed in the game and kept playing the rest of the game. Whether he was just acknowledging the issues he’s had with it and let people know he was feeling good, or something else, he stuck around and had a monster game.

The Texans will get a couple days off before opening preparations for a huge Week 13 matchup at home against the New England Patriots. The Patriots have the top-ranked pass defense by most any metric, and both sides will be put to the test next week.