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Sunday, December 11, the Houston Texans (6-6) take on the Indianapolis Colts (6-6). The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Read on for our Texans vs. Colts prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Indianapolis wins the match-up between the two teams 65.7 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Colts are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Colts -6
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Texans vs. Colts preview:
After sitting out the Thanksgiving match-up with the Steelers due to a concussion, Andrew Luck came back on Monday night and embarrassed the Jets, throwing for 278 yards and four touchdowns. The Colts won 41-10; a boxing referee would've stopped the fight after the first quarter. With that win, the Colts are in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South with the Texans and Titans. This team will get as far as Luck can take them.
The Texans, after losing to the Packers on Sunday, have now dropped three in a row and have lost their grip on first place in the worst division in football. They beat the Colts in overtime in week six of the regular season, and beating them again is imperative if they want to make the playoffs. The Texans haven't scored more than 20 points in eight games this year. It's on Brock Osweiler to fix that.
Texans vs. Colts prediction:
The Texans need Osweiler to have himself a game against the Colts if they want to keep up with Luck and his explosive offense. My prediction? He won't. Lamar Miller will get his 100 yards and a touchdown, but the Colts are at home and have momentum. They take this one and gain control of the worst division in football.