AFC Game Of The Week
Texans (6-7) at Colts (6-7)
Texans– It’s incredible to see how they started and where they are now. The Texans are still in contention to make the playoffs and win their division which has been horrible this year. When they lost in Miami and lost Arian Foster for the year with an Achilles injury, a lot of people threw the towel in on the Texans, myself included. They won four games in a row including a Monday night win that saw the Texans hand the Bengals their first loss of the season. The defense was solid all around and the offense just had to manage the clock. DeAndre Hopkins has been a star this year and has emerged into one of the very best receivers in football. They are looking to bounce back on Sunday in a city where they’ve never won a game since coming into the league, Indianapolis.
Colts– Earlier in the season, I said this was the softest team in the league and I’m sticking with that statement because their last two games just proved my point. They gave up 39 unanswered points to the Steelers and never did anything to shut Antonio Brown down and outside of Robert Mathis, they have no type of pass rush. They looked even worse in Jacksonville on Sunday. They gave up 50 points. It’s clear that the offense isn’t the problem for the Colts. It’s their defense and they need to either sign a key free agent this offseason or draft someone in April next year. Hasselbeck is down with an injury and Luck returned to practice today. To win another division title, they’ll need to defeat Houston Sunday.
Prediction: It always comes down to the fourth quarter in these match ups, that goes back to the Peyton days. Watt has been limited with that broken hand. The Colts need to get Andre Johnson involved more. He’s a veteran that’s still more than capable of making a big catch when necessary. For the Texans, rushing the passer will be key whoever the quarterback will for the Colts on Sunday. I like the Texans on the road in this one. Texans 27 Colts 20