Matt Hasselbeck overcame his age and burned the Houston Texans, with a brilliant performance on Thursday Night Football. Hasselbeck teamed with Andre Johnson, and the rest of the Colts cast, to dump a 27-20 loss on the Texans.
The victory over the Texans helped to renew the Colts dominance of the AFC South. Rumors had begun to circulate that the Colts would be out of contention for the division crown, due to an injury to starter Andrew Luck. Hasselbeck has quickly put those doubts to rest. In Luck’s absence, Matt has guided the Indianapolis Colts to their second consecutive victory. In those two wins, Hasselbeck has completed 48 of 76 passes for 495 yards and three touchdowns.
Hasselbeck got support from another not-so-senior citizen. Wide receiver Andre Johnson, 34, helped Matt Hasselbeck burn the Texans through the air. Johnson snagged six passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The Texans had decided Johnson couldn’t play anymore and released him, before the start of the season.
Being released by a team isn’t new to Hasselbeck, either. Matt started his career with the Seattle Seahawks and guided the team to five straight postseason appearances. According to The Seattle Times, he was released after the 2011 NFL lockout. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans before the Colts picked him up in 2013 as a backup to Luck.