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Battle Red Balls: Week Six (Colts - Texans)

Predicting which Texans will stand out on Sunday Night Football tomorrow against the Colts.

Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans
Clowney IS #1. (in tackles for loss this season)
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In less than 48 hours, Sunday Night Football for Week Six will be a memory. The stats will be all boxed up and everyone will be talking about what happened in the game.

Since we have no idea how it’s going to go right now, there’s no better time to hand out game balls!

That’s right, the longest running less-than-60-day-old tradition here at Battle Red Blog (THE finest sports related site on the face of the universe) is BACK, BABY!

Without further adieu, hubbub or ballyhoo, let’s hand out some balls!

Luke Beggs:

Offense- Lamar Miller. This Colts; defense is too terrible to stop Miller from finally having a good game.

Defense- Benardrick McKinney. Double-digit tackle count and a sack for one of the few stars of this season.


Offense -- DeAndre Hopkins. We need to be able to get the ball to him to win this game and games the rest of the season.

Defense -- Vince Wilfork. Him clogging up the middle and pressuring the pocket should neutralize Andrew Luck.

Mike Bullock:

Offense - Brock Osweiler. Against the worst defense in the league, and with Duane Brown back, Brock finally gives us hope that he's more than just a tall guy with an alarm clock.

Defense - Jadeveon Clowney. Somebody has to step up and fill the J.J. Watt game-changer role for Houston and Clowney needs to be that somebody.


Offense: Brock Osweiler. If not now, when? If not him, who? I still believe he can be an average to slightly above-average NFL quarterback.

Defense: Jadeveon Clowney. There's some buzz in the air about him after his impressive stat line in a forgettable loss to the Vikings. He'll build on that by punishing Andrew Luck and Frank Gore.


Offense - DeAndre Hopkins. The Colts’ secondary, which wasn't good to begin with, is wracked with injuries. If Osbrock can't connect regularly during this game, against a secondary comprised of the bio-organic equivalent of sandbags, what chance do they have against a legitimate secondary?

Defense - Jadeveon Clowney. The Colts are also shuffling offensive linemen around, again, none of whom are particularly good at their job. This is a prime opportunity for a pass rusher like Clowney to have the multi-sack game that we've all been waiting for him to have.


Offense - Brock Osweiler. I saw him have great games in Denver, so [kitten] he better start doing it here. Now is the time.

Defense - Jadeveon Clowney is finally living up to his billing. Pencil him in for 2 sacks and 2 TFLs.

Capt. Ron:

Offense: Xavier Su'a-Filo. He's by far the very best at getting over to help Brock to get back up on his feet after being pummeled by the pass rush. That's clearly being the best teammate he can be.

Defense: Will Fuller. I have confidence that his speed will help chase down the defender who intercepts Brock, thus turning the Texans’ offense technically into the defense.

OK, all kidding aside...

Offense: DeAndre Hopkins will have a strong game and help Brock Osweiler to turn the corner in his development as a franchise quarterback.

Defense: Whitney Mercilus is having a Pro Bowl season after five games, and he’ll be the bright spot in terrorizing Andrew Luck in this tilt.

Now that you’ve read our balls, give yours away in the comments below.