NFL Week 15 Game Capsule: Texans v. Colts

Remember when Dan Orlovsky beat the Texans? Good times. - Andy Lyons

Can the Houston Texans beat the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday? Well, they say there is a first time for everything. Take a look inside the numbers.

Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your 2-11 Kubiakless Houston Texans steel themselves for what's likely to be their twelfth loss of the year (and in a row!), this time to the Colts in Indianapolis:

TEXANS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

19-4

STREAKS

Past 2 & 10 of past 13

COACHES VS. OPP.

Phillips: 4-4

Pagano: 2-1

LAST WEEK

L 27-20 at Jaguars

L 42-28 at Bengals

LAST GAME

11/3/13: Colts 27 at Texans 24. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws 3 2nd-half TDs to WR T.Y. Hilton as Colts overcome 18-point deficit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12: Colts 28, Texans 16. Rookie QB Andrew Luck throws 70-yard TD pass to Indianapolis rookie WR T.Y. Hilton. Colts RB Deji Karim scores on 101-yard KR-TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 108 (Ind.). XM: 230 (Ind.).

PASSING

Keenum: 119-219-1,592-9-4-83.7

Luck: 272-464-3,119-19-8-85.4

RUSHING

Tate: 165-699-4.2-4

Richardson: 145-431-3.0-2

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 95 (1L)-1,277 (3L)-13.4-5

Hilton: 58-798-13.8-5

OFFENSE

368.4

337.8

TAKE/GIVE

-14

+6 (T2C)

DEFENSE

302.2 (1C)

372.1

SACKS

Watt: 9.5

Mathis: 15.5 (1L)

INTs

Joseph: 2

Vaughn: 3

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.8 (3C)

McAfee: 46.0

KICKING

Bullock: 90 (24/24 PAT; 22/31 FG)

Vinatieri: 105 (27/27 PAT; 26/30 FG)

TEXANS:

QB CASE KEENUM has 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 87.6 rating in 3 career starts on road. In last game vs. Ind., Keenum passed for career-high 350 yards & tied career-best with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 123.4 rating…

RB BEN TATE has 1 100-yard rush game vs. Colts (9/11/11). Needs rush TD to surpass career-high of 4 in 2011…

Last week, WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 13 catches for 154 yards & registered his 10th career game with at least 10 rec. for 150+ rec. yards, tying HOFer JERRY RICE for most such games in NFL history. For career, Johnson averages 6 rec. per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Had 229 rec. yards with 9 catches (25.4 avg.) incl. franchise-record 3 TD rec. in last game vs. Ind. Aims for 4th game in row with 100+ rec. yards vs. Colts.

WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS is averaging 30.6 yards per catch in past 2 (5 catches, 153 yards). Is 2nd among NFL rookies in rec. yards (707)…

Since 2012, DE J.J. WATT leads NFL w/ 30 sacks. Has 5 sacks in 5 career games vs. Ind…

COLTS:

Club is 11-0 all-time vs. Texans at home…

Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK (7,493) surpassed HOFer DAN MARINO (7,294) for 3rd-most passing yards in 1st 2 seasons of career in NFL history. Posted 1st career game with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs last week. For career, Luck is 2-1 vs. Hou. with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 94.5 rating. Luck (10) has most game-winning drives by QB in 4th qtr./OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since ’70…

RB DONALD BROWN is averaging career-best 5.2 yards per carry in 2013…

WR T.Y. HILTON (798) needs 63 rec. yards to surpass rookie total in 2012 (861). Has 4 100-yard rec. games in ’13. Had 121 rec. yards & tied career-best with 3 TD rec. in last game vs. Hou.

Last week, WR DA’RICK ROGERS (107) became 1st undrafted Colts rookie w/ 100-yard rec. game.

WR LA VON BRAZILL had career-high 2 TD rec. vs. Cin…

TE COBY FLEENER has career-best in catches (44), rec. yards (544) & TDs (4) in 2013…

LB ROBERT MATHIS (15.5) needs sack to surpass DWIGHT FREENEY (16 in 2004) for most sacks by Colt in season since 1982. Has 15.5 career sacks vs. Texans, most against any team.

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