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 Defence – OVERALL (11), RUSH (12), PASS (15).
TEXANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (22).
TEXANS Defence – 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 offence 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 1/2 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.
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