By The Associated Press
Dec. 28, 2017
HOUSTON (4-11) at INDIANAPOLIS (3-12)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Colts by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-8, Indianapolis 7-8
SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 24-7
LAST MEETING - Colts beat Texans 20-14, Nov. 5
LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Steelers 34-6; Colts lost to Baltimore 23-16
AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 29, Colts No. 30
TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (12), PASS (20).
TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (26).
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (22), PASS (30).
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (30).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Texans have lost five straight and eight of nine, but have beaten Colts four of last five times. ... Houston has won last two at Lucas Oil Stadium after losing first 13 in Indianapolis. ... Texans have tied franchise record by scoring 30 or more points six times this season — most recently in 31-21 victory over Arizona on Nov. 19. ... Houston needs two TD passes to break franchise record of 28 in 2009 and 2015. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins needs four receptions to reach 100 for second time in career and is No. 2 in league in yards receiving (1,378). ...RB Lamar Miller needs 149 yards to hit 1,000-yard mark. Miller ran for 149 in Week 6, 2016 against Indy. ... T Breno Giacomini has played in all 1,041 offensive plays for Houston. ... OLB-DE Jadeveon Clowney needs two tackles for loss to pass Whitney Mercilus (49) for No. 2 in franchise history, and two sacks to pass J.J. Watt (10½) for second highest single-season total in Texans history. ... Colts have lost six straight, longest skid in Chuck Pagano's six-year tenure. ... Indy has allowed 55 sacks, fourth-highest single-season total in franchise history. Colts allowed 57 in 1991, 58 in 1984 and 62 in 1997. ... RB Frank Gore needs 68 yards from scrimmage to pass Marcus Allen (17,654 yards) for No. 7 all-time and 74 yards rushing to become fifth player in league history with 14,000 yards in career. ... Gore needs 139 yards rushing for second straight 1,000-yard season and 10th in career, one behind all-time leader Emmitt Smith (11). Gore could join John Riggins and John Henry Johnson as only players in NFL history with two 1,000-yard seasons after turning 33. ... WR T.Y. Hilton needs 48 yards receiving for fifth straight 1,000-yard season. ... Jacoby Brissett needs one rushing TD to tie Andrew Luck (five in 2012) for most in single season by Colts QB. ... Jack Doyle needs two receptions to pass Dallas Clark (77) for second most in single season by Colts tight end. ... Fantasy Tip: In meaningless game, expect Colts to give Gore heavy dose of carries in effort to achieve more milestones.
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