Latest from the NFL: Hasselbeck active, starts vs. Texans

The latest from NFL games on the 15th Sunday of the regular season (all times EST):

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Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck started in place of Andrew Luck in a crucial AFC South game against Houston.

Hasselbeck has been battling neck, shoulder and rib injuries over the past two weeks and missed practice Wednesday. But he appeared to be throwing well during warmups and is listed as Luck's replacement for the fifth consecutive week.

Luck returned to practice on a limited basis this week but has not yet been cleared for game action as he continues to recover from a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle.

Houston had already announced backup quarterback T.J. Yates will start in place of Brian Hoyer, who is out with a concussion.

-Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis

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