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NFL Week 5 Game Capsule: Texans v. Colts

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Take a look inside the numbers as the two of the AFC South's struggling teams get ready to go under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football in Week Five of the 2015 NFL season.

Things haven't gone right for Andre Johnson or his old team so far.
Things haven't gone right for Andre Johnson or his old team so far.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans steel themselves for their first primetime game of the 2015 NFL regular season against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football.

SERIES

COLTS

TEXANS

THUR. RECORD

12-1-1

2-4

SERIES LEADER

22-4

STREAKS

Past 5 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Chuck Pagano: 5-1

Bill O’Brien: 0-2

LAST WEEK

W 16-13 (OT) vs. Jaguars

L 48-21 at Falcons

LAST GAME

12/14/14: Texans 10 at Colts 17. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 187 yards & 2 TDs. Houston S Kendrick Lewis has 27-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/9/14: Colts 33, Texans 28. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 370 yards & 3 TDs.  Houston DE J.J. Watt has 45-yard FR-TD.

REFEREE

Terry McAulay

BROADCAST

CBS/NFLN (7:25 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (Ind.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 226 (Ind.), 225 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING

Luck: 65-116-753-5-7-65.1 OR

Hasselbeck: 30-47-282-1-0-87.4

Mallett: 71-137-720-3-3-65.3

RUSHING

Gore: 54-227-4.2-2

Blue: 51-204-4.0-1

RECEIVING

Moncrief: 23-275-12.0-3

Hopkins: 31-409-13.2-3

OFFENSE

337.8

384.3

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-6

DEFENSE

387.5

344.0

SACKS

5 tied: 1

Watt: 4

INTs

Lowery: 2

Demps, Moore: 1

PUNTING

McAfee: 47.9

Lechler: 47.1

KICKING

Vinatieri: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/5 FG)

Novak: 3 (3/3 PAT; 0/1 FG)

COLTS:

Have won 15 consecutive games versus the AFC South, tied for the longest division winning streak of any NFL team since 1970 (Miami Dolphins won 15 games in a row in their division from 1972-73).

QB ANDREW LUCK has a 5-1 career record vs. Houston and has passed for 1,385 yards with 14 TDs, 3 INTs, and a 90.4 rating.

In his last meeting with the Texans (10/6/13 w/ SF), RB FRANK GORE rushed for 81 yards and a TD.

In his past 9 games versus the AFC South, WR T.Y. HILTON has 50 catches for 896 yards and 2 TDs.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,019) needs 6 catches to surpass ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for No. 8 all-time in NFL history.

WR DONTE MONCRIEF has a TD in 3 of his past 4 games.

LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads the Colts with 47 tackles, including a game-high 17 last week.

Last week, K ADAM VINATIERI (1,004) surpassed MIKE VANDERJAGT (995) as the Colts’ all-time scoring leader and became the first player in NFL history to score 1,000+ points with 2 different teams (1,158 with NE).

TEXANS:

QB RYAN MALLETT is set to make his first career start against a division opponent.  Mallett has a TD pass in 3 of his past 4 games.

In 3 career home starts, RB ALFRED BLUE has 254 scrimmage yards (227 rush, 27 receiving), including 139 yards and a TD against the Bucs in Week 3.

In his past 9 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 56 catches for 816 yards (14.6 avg.) with 5 TDs, including 9 receptions for 157 yards last week against the Falcons.

WR CECIL SHORTS III had 6 catches for 87 yards and a TD last week.

WR NATE WASHINGTON is set to play in his 150th career game.

In his past 9 games, J.J. WATT has 15 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a safety, 6 PDs, and a TD catch. Since entering the NFL in 2011, Watt leads the league with 61 sacks.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the Texans with 33 tackles, including 11 last week

Houston running back ARIAN FOSTER, who made his season debut last week, looks to continue his career success against Indianapolis. Since entering the league in 2009, Foster leads the AFC with 53 rushing touchdowns and an average of 86.6 rushing yards per game, including 960 yards (120 per game) and eight touchdowns in eight career match-ups against the Colts.

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