Houston Texans' Nick Novak (8) celebrates after kicking a 46-yard field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Texans end drought against Colts

After suffering through 13 miserable years in Indianapolis, a third-string quarterback finally gave the Texans some relief Sunday.

Texas center Cameron Ridley, right, grabs a rebound over Appalachian State forward Michael Obacha (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ridley leads Texas past Appalachian State

The schedule suggests Texas faced Appalachian State Tuesday night, but Longhorns coach Shaka Smart said the Longhorns tangled with another o…

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a stop against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texans dropped by Patriots at home

Tom Brady got Rob Gronkowski back and it helped the New England Patriots return to the win column and clinch a playoff spot.