The Colts are in the process of proving (in case anyone needed more proof) of just how valuable Peyton Manning is. Not only is the offense sputtering and turning the ball over; the defense can't stop the Houston offense, and the Colts special teams are dreadful. How much of this is really attributable to the absence of the best player in football? Who can say. But it's hard to imagine a Manning-led team ever losing to anyone (let alone Houston) 34-0 at the half.
I'm not particularly upset at the score. After all, if the Colts are not going to compete for a Super Bowl this year - and they are not - then I rather have them win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, than finish in the middle of the pack.