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NFL Week 15 Game Capsule: Texans v. Colts (Part II)

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With the AFC South potentially on the line, the Houston Texans travel to Indianapolis and attempt to do something they've never done. Learn more about the history and stats underlying the teams' matchup on BRB.

Who's it gonna be on Sunday?
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans get ready for a gigantic divisional showdown against the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday.

SERIES

TEXANS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

23-4

STREAKS

Past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill O’Brien: 0-3

Chuck Pagano: 6-1

LAST WEEK

L 27-6 vs. Patriots

L 51-16 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

10/8/15: Colts 27 at Texans 20.  Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck throws for 213 yards & 2 TDs. Colts WR Andre Johnson has 6 receptions for 77 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/14/14: Colts 17, Texans 10. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 187 yards & 2 TDs. Colts WR Hakeem Nicks has 2 receptions for 44 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Ed Hochuli

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Hou), 113 (Ind.). XM: 230 (Ind). 

STATS

PASSING

Hoyer: 199-329-2357-18-6-93.0 OR

Yates: 22-47-302-3-0-89.1

Luck: 162-293-1881-15-12-74.9 OR

Hasselbeck: 131-211-1444-8-4-87.1

RUSHING

Blue: 127-444-3.5-2

Gore: 210-762-3.6-4

RECEIVING

Hopkins: 89 (T2C)-1221 (2C)-13.7-10

Hilton: 58-987-17.0-5

OFFENSE

348.2

335.2

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-6

DEFENSE

330.8

397.6

SACKS

Watt 13.5 (T2L)

Mathis: 4

INTs

Hal: 3

Adams: 5 (T3L)

PUNTING

Lechler: 46.8

McAfee: 48.4 (1C)

KICKING

Novak: 51 (21/23 PAT; 10/11 FG)

Vinatieri: 87 (27/29 PAT; 20/22 FG)

TEXANS:

In his past three starts, QB T.J. YATES has passed for 408 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 96.8 rating.

RB ALFRED BLUE has 80+ yards from scrimmage in 2 of his past 3 starts.

RB CHRIS POLK made his first career start last week and posted 48 yards from scrimmage.

In his past 11 games, WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 75 receptions for 1,070 yards and 8 TDs. Hopkins has 5 TDs in his past 6 games. In his past two meetings with the Colts, Nuk has 16 receptions for 246 yards.

TE RYAN GRIFFIN has a TD in 2 of his past 3 games.

In his past 18 games, J.J. WATT has 24.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, a safety, 7 PDs, and a TD catch. Since 2011, Watt leads the NFL with 70.5 sacks. He needs 1.5 sacks to join Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (3) as the only players in NFL history with 15+ sacks in 3 of their first 5 NFL seasons.

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 7.5 sacks in his past 8 games, including 1 last week.

LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY has 0.5+ sacks in 4 of his past 6 games, including a career-high 2 last week against the Patriots.

COLTS:

If he plays, QB ANDREW LUCK aims for his sixth game in a row with 2+ TD passes.

In his past two starts versus Houston, QB MATT HASSELBECK is 2-0 with 510 pass yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs, and a 108.2 rating.

RB FRANK GORE has 75+ yards from scrimmage in 9 of his past 11 games.  He needs 40 yards from scrimmage to reach 15,000 for his career and 92 yards to surpass STEVEN JACKSON (15,051) for No. 21 all-time. Gore aims for his third game in a row versus the Texans with 80+ rushing yards and a TD.

In seven career meetings with the Texans, WR T.Y. HILTON has 40 catches for 749 yards and 6 TDs.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON (13,983) needs 22 receiving yards to surpass Hall of Famer JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for No. 9 all-time in the NFL.

LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads the NFL with 129 tackles, including 7 tackles and a sack last week. Jackson has a sack in 3 of his past 4 games.

LB ROBERT MATHIS had a fumble returned for a TD last week against the Jaguars.

In his past six games, S MIKE ADAMS has 4 INTs, 2 forced fumbles, and a sack.

K ADAM VINATIERI (498) needs two made FGs to become the third player in NFL history with 500 career successful field goals.

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