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HOUSTON, Dec. 24 — Ron Dayne has been called everything from a disappointment to an all-out bust in his NFL career.On Sunday, nothing was going to stop him from proving — if only for one afternoon — that he was anything but a flop. The 1999 Nike Dion Jordan Jersey Heisman Trophy winner had a career-high 153 yards rushing and two touchdowns despite playing three quarters on an injured ankle, and Kris Brown kicked the winning 48-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Houston Texans their first win over Indianapolis, 27-24.Dayne was injured on the first play of the second quarter when linebacker Dolphins Dion Jordan Womens Mens Youth Jersey Gary Brackett hit him helmet-first on his right ankle. He sat out the rest of the series to get his ankle taped, something he said he’d never done in a game, and returned to carry the ball 20 more times.”It was real sore,” Dayne said. “I just kept going out there and every time I’d run and somebody might fall on it, I would come out. Then I would just go back out there even without them telling me to. I just wasn’t going to be denied today.”The loss kept the AFC South champions from a chance to clinch a first-round playoff bye.It was the first time Dayne, released by both the Giants and Broncos before landing in Houston, gained 100 yards since 2001.”The Texans believed in me and they gave me the opportunity, and I knew I could run the ball,” he said. “I’m just trying to take advantage of it each week. When I get the ball I’m going to try to show coach that I want to be here and I want to help this team win.”The Texans (5-10) used Dayne and rookie Chris Taylor to eat up the clock and exploit the Colts’ suspect run defense, ranked last in the NFL, while taking pressure off David Carr and the struggling passing game. The win broke a nine-game losing streak to the Colts (11-4).The performance capped a span of four straight solid games in which Dayne had 429 yards rushing and five touchdowns.”Bottom line, I don’t care who you play, when you play or where you play, we’ve got to play better than we played today,” said Colts defensive tackle Anthony McFarland.Houston led through most of the game until Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison connected for their second touchdown, a seven-yard pass that Nike Dion Jordan Jersey Dolphins Dion Jordan Womens Mens Youth Jersey tied it 24-24 with 2:41 remaining.Carr and the Texans then engineered a six-play, 31-yard drive that ended with Brown’s winning kick. The much-maligned Houston quarterback was 16 of 23 for 163 yards and a touchdown and was not sacked.CONTINUED    1  2   Next >

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