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Andrew Luck, Brian Hoyer Ruled Out For Sunday's Texans-Colts Game

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Who needs a starting quarterback? It's only the AFC South on the line when the Texans and Colts face off on Sunday.

There's nothing to fear.  T.J.'s here.
There's nothing to fear. T.J.'s here.
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In a strange bit of expected symmetry, both the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts will be without their starting quarterbacks on Sunday.

While Hoyer's unavailability in the wake of his second concussion in less than a month was virtually certain, Jim Irsay had previously expressed hope that Luck would return to Indianapolis' lineup on Sunday for a game that could very well decide which team wins the AFC South.

With Hoyer out, T.J. Yates will get the start at quarterback for the Texans. Assuming he's not too dinged up from the multiple hits he took against the Jaguars, Matt Hasselbeck, who essentially walked out of a hospital to beat the Texans in Houston two months ago, will get the start under center for the Colts. If Hasselbeck can't go, Charlie Whitehurst would get the nod for Indianapolis.

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