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One of the Texans' two most hated rivals, but what does this history of this match-up tell us?

Two men under question at present.
Two men under question at present.
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It's time for the first Colts match-up of the year for the Texans and it's probably safe to say our AFC South rivals have had the upper hand in years gone by. What do the history books tell us?

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-3) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-2)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

COLTS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

23-5

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Chuck Pagano: 6-2

Bill O’Brien: 1-3

LAST WEEK

W 29-23 vs. Chicago

L 31-13 at Minnesota

LAST GAME

12/20/15: Colts 10 at Texans 16. Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins has 8 receptions for 94 yards. Texans RB Alfred Blue has 107 rushing yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/8/15: Colts 27, Texans 20. Indianapolis QB Matt Hasselbeck passes for 213 yards & 2 TDs for 107.4 rating. Colts RB Frank Gore rushes for 98 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Bill Vinovich


STATS

PASSING

Andrew Luck: 131-205-1469-10-3-95.4

Brock Osweiler: 109-188-1133-6-7-70.6

RUSHING

Frank Gore: 78-328-4.2-2

Lamar Miller: 101-371-3.7-0

RECEIVING

T.Y. Hilton: 35 (3L)-507-14.5-3

DeAndre Hopkins: 22-283-12.9-3

OFFENSE

358.6

310.4

TAKE/GIVE

0

-4

DEFENSE

410.6

300.4

SACKS

Erik Walden: 4

Whitney Mercilus: 3.5

INTs

Darius Butler: 1

Andre Hal, Quintin Demps: 1

PUNTING

Pat McAfee: 51.8 (1L)

Shane Lechler: 49.7

KICKING

Adam Vinatieri: 51 (T1L) (12/12 PAT; 13/13 FG)

Nick Novak: 40 (7/7 PAT; 11/14 FG)

NOTES

COLTS:

QB ANDREW LUCK aims for 6th consecutive win over Houston. In his last game at Houston, he passed for 370 yards & 3 TDs. Luck has won 14 of his past 15 starts versus division foes.

RB FRANK GORE rushed for 98 yards and a TD in his last game at Houston. He has 12,368 career rush yards and passed HOFer JIM BROWN (12,312) to move into 9th all-time.

WR T.Y. HILTON has 21 catches for 432 yards (144 yards per game) and 4 TDs in his past three games in Houston. In the 10/9/14 meeting, Hilton had career-high 223 receiving yards. In the 11/3/13 game at Houston, he had career-best 3 receiving TDs. He had 10 catches for 171 yards and a TD last week. Now aims for his 4th consecutive game with a TD.

LB ERIK WALDEN has 3 sacks and 2 FFs in his past 3 games. Aims for 4th game in a row at Houston with a sack.

LB ROBERT MATHIS has 8 sacks, 4 FFs, and a FR in his past 11 meetings. Ranks 4th among active NFL players with 118 sacks.

S MIKE ADAMS has 2 INTs, FF, and a FR in past two games versus Houston.

TEXANS:

QB BROCK OSWEILER is 3-0 as starter at home with the Texans.

RB LAMAR MILLER aims for his 3rd game in a row versus the Colts with a rush TD. He has 453 scrimmage yards (90.6 per game) in five games with the Texans.

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 19 catches for 263 yards (131.5 per game) in his past two meetings with the Colts.

WR-PR WILL FULLER leads all NFL rookies with 327 receiving yards.

WR JAELEN STRONG has 3 TDs in two career meetings against the Colts.

LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 10 sacks in his past 7 games (including playoffs). Mercilus had a sack against the Colts in their last meeting.

LB BERNARDRICK MC KINNEY leads the team with 48 tackles. He also had a sack in his last game against the Colts

DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had a career-high 4 tackles for loss last week. Clowney leads the team with 8 TFL.

LB JOHN SIMON had a sack in the last game against the Colts.

CBs A.J. BOUYE (6) and JOHNATHAN JOSEPH (5) lead the club in passes defensed.

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