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Quessenberry’s Life in the Trenches

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Note this story ran on Sports on Earth. Scroll to the bottom for the link to the full article.

HOUSTON — A sellout crowd of 70,000 plus gathered Thursday Night at NRG Stadium to watch an early season battle for first place in the AFC South, wondering if the Texans could put even the slightest dent in the all-time 20-4 head-to-head record in favor of the Colts. Things didn’t look great early, as Indy put up 24 unanswered points, thanks to T.Y. Hilton — and a lot of miscommunication in the Texans’ secondary. But Houston wasn’t done. The Texans slowly chipped away at the lead on the strength of the relentless pass rush by J.J. Watt, who fired up the fans with his fumble recovery and — what the Watt!? — runback TD in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to five. The Texans’ couldn’t finish the comeback, but they put up a fight. And sometimes, putting up a fight is what matters the most.

To read the full story on David Quessenberry’s battle with lymphoma, click here for Sports on Earth.