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Prediction: Colts 26, Texans 24
by Mike Krueger | Follow @FF_Today

Player Rankings and Projections

Indianapolis Colts
Rank  Player Projections
QB 13 Andrew Luck Pass: 240, 1 TD Rush: 20, 0
RB 14 Trent Richardson Rush: 50, 1 TD Rec: 2-20, 0
RB 29 Donald Brown Rush: 40, 0 TD Rec: 1-10, 0
WR 13 T.Y. Hilton Rec: 5-70, 1 TD
WR 35 Darrius Heyward-Bey Rec: 4-50, 0 TD
WR 60 LaVon Brazill Rec: 2-30, 0 TD
TE 17 Coby Fleener Rec: 4-40, 0 TD
K 1 Adam Vinatieri FG: 4/4 XP: 2/2
DEF 15 Defense / ST  
 
Houston Texans
Rank  Player Projections
QB 16 Case Keenum Pass: 230, 1 TD Rush: 10, 0
 RB 22 Ben Tate Rush: 60, 1 TD Rec: 1-10, 0
RB 37 Arian Foster Rush: 20, 0 TD Rec: 0-0, 0
RB 41 Deji Karim Rush: 20, 0 TD Rec: 1-10, 0
WR 15 Andre Johnson Rec: 6-80, 0 TD
WR 20 DeAndre Hopkins Rec: 5-70, 1 TD
TE 16 Garrett Graham Rec: 3-40, 0 TD
K 22 Randy Bullock FG: 1/1 XP: 3/3
DEF 16 Defense / ST  

Game Notes

Colts In 2 career games vs. Hou., QB Andrew Luck has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 95.8 rating. Luck is tied with JAKE PLUMMER for most game-winning drives in 4th quarter or OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since 1970 (9). Since 2012, has 8 rush TDs, most by AFC QB... Since '12, RB Trent Richardson has 13 rush TDs, 3rd-most in AFC. RB Donald Brown is averaging 5.9 yards per carry in 13... In 2 career games vs. Hou., WR T.Y. Hilton has 7 rec. for 189 yards (27 avg.) w/ 2 TDs (61, 70). WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had 7 rec. for 99 yards, incl. 34-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Hou. (w/ Oak. on 10/9/11)... TE Coby Fleener has career-best 3 TD rec. in '13... LB Robert Mathis has at least 1 sack in 6 of 7 in '13. Mathis (11.5) needs half sack to surpass career-high (11.5 in '05 & '08). Has 15.5 career sacks vs. Hou., most vs. any team...LB Pat Angerer registered 1st INT since 12/18/11 last game.

Texans In NFL debut vs. KC in Week 7, QB Case Keenum completed 15 of 25 passes (60 pct.) for 271 yards w/ TD & 110.6 rating. Keenum will make 1st career start at home. Keenum attended Univ. of Hou. & finished college career as NCAA all-time leader in total passing yards (19,217) and TD passes (155)... RB Arian Foster averages 150.4 rush yards per game in 5 career meetings vs. Ind... WR Andre Johnson averages 81.6 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (48) needs 2 rec. to record 10th career season with 50+. Has 100+ receiving yards in past 2 against Colts (141, 151). WR DeAndre Hopkins leads AFC rookies in rec. yards (416). Posted 2nd TD of career last game... Defense allows NFL-low 267.7 yards per game...S Ed Reed leads active players with 61 INTs. Has 4 career INTs vs. Colts (incl. postseason)... DE J.J. Watt had 3 sacks in last home game vs. Ind. Since '12, Watt leads NFL w/ 25 sacks.


Results and Schedule

Indianapolis Colts
Week Date Opp H/A Score Dif
1 2013-09-08 OAK H W 21-17 +4
2 2013-09-15 MIA H L 20-24 -4
3 2013-09-22 SF A W 27-7 +20
4 2013-09-29 JAC A W 37-3 +34
5 2013-10-06 SEA H W 34-28 +6
6 2013-10-14 SD A L 9-19 -10
7 2013-10-20 DEN H W 39-33 +6
8   Bye      
9 2013-11-03 HOU A    
10 2013-11-10 STL H    
11 2013-11-14 TEN A    
12 2013-11-24 ARI A    
13 2013-12-01 TEN H    
14 2013-12-08 CIN A    
15 2013-12-15 HOU H    
16 2013-12-22 KC A    
17 2013-12-29 JAC H    
   

Houston Texans
Week Date Opp H/A Score Dif
1 2013-09-09 SD A W 31-28 +3
2 2013-09-15 TEN H W 30-24 +6
3 2013-09-22 BAL A L 9-30 -21
4 2013-09-29 SEA H L 20-23 -3
5 2013-10-06 SF A L 3-34 -31
6 2013-10-13 STL H L 13-38 -25
7 2013-10-20 KC A L 16-17 -1
8   Bye      
9 2013-11-03 IND H    
10 2013-11-10 ARI A    
11 2013-11-17 OAK H    
12 2013-11-24 JAC H    
13 2013-12-01 NE H    
14 2013-12-05 JAC A    
15 2013-12-15 IND A    
16 2013-12-22 DEN H    
17 2013-12-29 TEN A    

Injury Report

Indianapolis Colts
Out  CB Josh Gordy (groin)
 CB Greg Toler (groin)
Questionable  WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring)
Probable  OLB Bjoern Werner (foot)
IR  TE Dwayne Allen (hip, 9/18/2013)
 RB Vick Ballard (knee, 9/13/2013)
 RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck, 10/9/2013)
 OLB Lawrence Sidbury Jr. (shoulder, 8/25/2013)
 WR Reggie Wayne (knee, 10/22/2013)
   

Houston Texans
Questionable  RB Arian Foster (hamstring)
Probable  SS Shiloh Keo (achilles-tendon)
 WR Keshawn Martin (shoulder)
 CB Brice McCain (knee)
 NT Earl Mitchell (knee)
 WR DeVier Posey (calf)
 QB Matt Schaub (ankle)
 ILB Darryl Sharpton (foot)
 RB Ben Tate (ribs)
IR  WR Alan Bonner (hamstring, 8/30/2013)
 ILB Brian Cushing (knee, 10/28/2013)
 TE Owen Daniels (fibula, 10/9/2013)
 SS Danieal Manning (fibula, 10/16/2013)

Offense Stats Comparison

  IND
 Offense 
HOU
 Offense 
NFL
 Avg. 
 Adv. 
Points for 32.7 12.7 23.4 IND
Rushing yards 128.0 125.3 110.4 IND
Rushing yards per attempt 4.39 4.24 4.11 IND
Completion % 59.5% 64.2% 61.3% HOU
Passing yards 204.7 223.3 235.8 HOU
Passing yards per completion 10.87 9.71 10.86 IND
Passing yards per attempt 6.47 6.23 6.65 IND
Interceptions 0.3 1.7 1.0 IND
Fumbles lost 0.3 1.0 0.7 IND
Sacks allowed 1.7 4.0 2.8 IND
3rd down conversions 39.1% 35.2% 38.0% IND
4th down conversions 0.0% 57.1% 45.4% HOU
Time of possession 32:19 33:26 49:18 HOU
  Defense Stats Comparison

  IND
 Defense 
HOU
 Defense 
NFL
 Avg. 
 Adv. 
Points against 18.0 29.0 23.4 IND
Rushing yards 108.7 134.0 110.4 IND
Rushing yards per attempt 4.42 4.26 4.11 HOU
Completion % 55.8% 61.6% 61.3% IND
Passing yards 199.0 128.3 235.8 HOU
Passing yards per completion 11.47 10.25 10.86 HOU
Passing yards per attempt 6.40 6.31 6.65 HOU
INT return 1.0 0.3 1.0 IND
Fumble recoveries 0.7 0.3 0.7 IND
Sacks 3.0 1.7 2.8 IND
3rd down conversions 29.2% 39.7% 38.0% IND
4th down conversions 50.0% 33.3% 45.4% HOU
Time of possession 27:41 29:07 49:18 IND

Special Teams Stats Comparison

   IND   HOU  NFL
 Avg. 
 Adv. 
Yards per punt return 6.7 5.7 9.0 IND
Yards per kick return 25.3 24.4 24.2 IND
Yards allowed per punt return 7.7 17.8 9.0 IND
Yards allowed per kick return 22.1 24.9 24.2 IND
  Misc Stats Comparison

   IND   HOU  NFL
 Avg. 
 Adv. 
Penalties 4.7 6.7 6.4 IND
Penalty yards 38.3 77.7 55.8 IND

Note: Team statistics are shown as the average per game through Weeks 3 to 8 of the 2013 season after deducting the best and worst value from the data set. The exception is yards per rush attempt, completion %, yards per pass completion, yards per pass attempt, 3rd and 4th down conversions, special teams and the NFL averages, which are each calculated based on totals through Weeks 3 to 8 with no adjustment.

Weather

Dome Stadium

Team vs. Team History

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
 Season   Week   Date   Vis   Home   Score   Winner 
2002 3 2002-09-22 IND HOU 23-3 IND
2002 13 2002-12-01 HOU IND 3-19 IND
2003 8 2003-10-26 HOU IND 21-30 IND
2003 17 2003-12-28 IND HOU 20-17 IND
2004 10 2004-11-14 HOU IND 14-49 IND
2004 14 2004-12-12 IND HOU 23-14 IND
2005 7 2005-10-23 IND HOU 38-20 IND
2005 10 2005-11-13 HOU IND 17-31 IND
2006 2 2006-09-17 HOU IND 24-43 IND
2006 16 2006-12-24 IND HOU 24-27 HOU
2007 3 2007-09-23 IND HOU 30-24 IND
2007 16 2007-12-23 HOU IND 15-38 IND
2008 5 2008-10-05 IND HOU 31-27 IND
2008 11 2008-11-16 HOU IND 27-33 IND
2009 9 2009-11-08 HOU IND 17-20 IND
2009 12 2009-11-29 IND HOU 35-27 IND
2010 1 2010-09-12 IND HOU 24-34 HOU
2010 8 2010-11-01 HOU IND 17-30 IND
2011 1 2011-09-11 IND HOU 7-34 HOU
2011 16 2011-12-22 HOU IND 16-19 IND
2012 15 2012-12-16 IND HOU 17-29 HOU
2012 17 2012-12-30 HOU IND 16-28 IND

Note: Only playoff games from the 2004 to 2010 seasons are included in the team vs. team history. Playoff games from seasons prior to 2004 are not currently included in the database.