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Thursday Night Football Live: Colts v. Patriots

Texans fans talk TNF while still expressing their sincere gratitude to Frank Reich for last Sunday’s game.

NFL: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Four days later, I still have to thank Frank.
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Less than a week after they lost in overtime to the winless Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts find themselves in Massachusetts to tangle with the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. If the situation somehow presents itself, do you think Frank Reich will go for it on 4th and 4 in overtime again?

For all the talk about playing to win, I don’t reckon he would. Granted, maybe that’s because a tie with the Patriots on the road isn’t as bitter a pill to swallow as a tie with the Texans at home, but a tie is still a tie, right? If you truly want to avoid one, you’d want to avoid all of ‘em. Still, I’d be curious to see if Reich doubled down or played things differently.

Back to the game tonight...I suppose Texans fans should root for the Patriots to create some distance in the AFC South standings between Indianapolis and Houston, but I’m open to discussion about that and any other thoughts about Colts-Patriots as the game unfolds in the space below.