Colts-Texans Preview Capsule
INDIANAPOLIS (6-6) at HOUSTON (9-3)
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Texans by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 5-6-1, Houston 6-6
SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 25-8
LAST MEETING - Texans beat Colts 37-34, OT, Sept. 30.
LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Jaguars 6-0; Texans beat Browns 29-13
AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 15, Texans No. 5
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (20), PASS (10).
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (12), PASS (15).
TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (22).
TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (5), PASS (18).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts have won five of last six to climb back into playoff hunt. ... Indianapolis has won three of last four against Texans in series in which last eight games were decided by seven or fewer points. ... Colts have scored at least 24 points in eight games this season — trailing only Kansas City (12) and New Orleans (9). ... Indy is only NFL team to force at least one turnover in each game this season. ... Andrew Luck returns to hometown one week after being shut out for first time in NFL career, snapping five-game winning streak. ... Luck became 11th player in league history to throw for 450 yards and four TDs in season’s first meeting with Texans. ... Eric Ebron needs eight receptions and 123 yards to set career bests and one TD catch to break Dallas Clark’s single-season Colts’ record for tight ends. ... Ebron’s next score also will make him fifth tight end in league history with 13 TDs in one season. ... Rookie LB Darius Leonard leads league in tackles (122) and is tied for fourth in forced fumbles (4). ... K Adam Vinatieri could become third player in NFL history to appear in 350 career games. Vinatieri needs two field goals from 40-49 yards to break Gary Anderson’s career record (161). ... Texans are first team in NFL history to win nine straight games after opening season 0-3. Nine-game winning streak is franchise record and longest active streak in league. ... QB Deshaun Watson has 11 touchdown passes with just two interceptions in last five games. ... RB Lamar Miller had 103 yards rushing last week and has 537 yards of offense and three touchdowns in last five home games. ... Rookie TE Jordan Thomas had touchdown reception last week and has four TD catches in last five games. ... Rookie WR Keke Coutee, who sat out last week with hamstring injury, had 11 catches for 109 yards in last meeting with Colts. ... DE J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced two fumbles in last game against Indianapolis. ... Watt is tied for fourth in NFL with 11 ½ sacks. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney had two sacks and fumble recovery for touchdown in last meeting with Colts. ... Fantasy tip: Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins had 91 yards receiving last week and had 10 receptions for season-high 169 yards and touchdown in last game against Indianapolis.